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“I just wanted”- Liverpool summer signing hoping for minutes after returning from injury setback

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Liverpool right-back Calvin Ramsay talks about his injury early in the season

One of Liverpool’s three signings of the summer, Calvin Ramsay could not jump straight into action due to an injury. That also only came to notice during his medical at the club. He made his first start for the club on November 1st against Napoli, coming on for the final three minutes.

A £6.5m deal earlier this summer oversaw his transfer from Aberdeen, wherein he was among the best young talents of the Scottish first tier, to Liverpool. In his brief stint for Liverpool so far, he comes across as a talent, who is extremely confident on the ball and provides enough rigidity in defence.

Even though he might not be the same quality as Trent Alexander-Arnold when it comes to the offensive part of the game, Ramsay has plenty of time on him to learn from a player of Trent’s skill level, and as his understudy, improve his attacking output, which was already excellent against Derby County in the EFL Cup game.

Calvin Ramsay in training for Liverpool.
Calvin Ramsay is in training for Liverpool. (Image: @CalvinRamsay on Twitter)

Speaking of his injury set-back earlier in the season, here is what he told the club’s official website:

“It was very frustrating because obviously I’d just signed for the club. I just wanted to come in and get to work and start training and playing. But I found out in my medical that I had a stress fracture in my back, and it wasn’t the best news.”

“I was out for a couple of months with that, but I just worked hard in the gym every day and tried to get back as soon as I could. Now that I’m back training, I’m just enjoying it. Hopefully I can get some minutes.”

With Trent still on 2022 FIFA World Cup duty for England, and the Three Lions among the favourites to progress further, that allows Ramsay to express himself on the biggest stage and prove a point or two to the gaffer, who already seems impressed with the 20-year-old’s development.

Ramsay for the Reds

Players involved in the World Cup after the quarter-finals will, in all likelihood, be given a break before they are reintroduced to club football. This is the best chance Ramsay will get all year to give Trent a run for his place in the starting XI.

Ramsay has been promising in training videos, and hopefully, he has a long and successful career at Liverpool. Him wanting more minutes is only logical, given injury and a lack of experience at the top level has restricted him to just two senior outings this campaign.

He came on for three minutes in the 2-0 UEFA Champions League win against Napoli on matchday 6. And he played the full 90 minutes against Derby County in the third round of the EFL Cup, which we won on penalties.

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Ramsay in all seriousness though would want to make the most of the camp in Dubai and make a solid impression and hope to start against Manchester City in the EFL Cup tie on 22nd December