Calvin Ramsay’s Liverpool Return: A Cautious Approach
An update on the young Scot’s recovery and potential return to the squad
Liverpool FC’s Calvin Ramsay will not be hurried back into action before the end of the season, despite making significant progress in his recovery this week, as reported by David Lynch for Football Insider.
Ramsay Back in Training, but Return Delayed
The 19-year-old Scot, who has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in February, was unexpectedly seen in photographs taken during a training session at the club’s Kirkby base on Wednesday. This has led to rumours that Ramsay may be in contention for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s squad during the final three matches of the season. However, sources have informed David Lynch that the Reds are adopting a cautious approach to Ramsay’s rehabilitation, and he will remain unavailable until next season.
An Unfortunate Debut Year at Anfield
Ramsay’s first year at Anfield has been plagued by injuries, beginning with the club’s medical staff uncovering a previously unknown back issue. After overcoming this problem and making only two appearances for Liverpool, he was then afflicted with a knee injury that necessitated surgery.
Earlier this year, Klopp expressed his belief that the young defender would ultimately benefit from putting his challenging first season on Merseyside behind him. In a conversation with Ramsay, Klopp said, “Now we have to use that because we couldn’t. If you want to adapt to a new thing and can’t train for four months, stuff like this, it’s really tricky. He was always this step behind, now he has that injury and this season is over – even if you could come back a bit earlier, that makes no sense because now it is really to build the boy up physically and then to have a new start and we go again.”
Looking Ahead: Ramsay’s Pre-Season Hopes
Ramsay is expected to be fully fit for the pre-season period, during which he will aim to demonstrate to Klopp that he deserves the role of first-choice back-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back. However, he will face stiff competition from academy prospect Conor Bradley, who has shone during a season-long loan at Bolton Wanderers.