Liverpool see imminent new signing Calvin Ramsay as developing into a potential option in midfield.
That’s according to The Mirror, who claim that Jurgen Klopp could change his position as Ramsay develops at Anfield.
In time, Liverpool reportedly think that the 18-year-old could play in a ‘number of positions on the right side.’ This is claimed to include ‘the defence and midfield,’ although no further specifics are given.
The Reds are said to have been ‘attracted’ to the passing range of Ramsay, as well as his ability to create chances.
As Liverpool reach an agreement for Ramsay with Aberdeen, different fees are being reported. According to The Mirror, Liverpool will pay ‘just over’ £4m up-front, with £1.5m in further add-ons.
Echoes of Alexander-Arnold
This gives another clue into why Liverpool were so keen to go for Ramsay. Klopp likes his players to be versatile, and the manager reportedly signed off very quickly on the pursuit of the young full-back.
There has often been some clamour for Trent Alexander-Arnold to be utilised in a midfield role. Perhaps Klopp and the recruitment team saw similar attributes in the new recruit.
For now though, his talents will be needed in what appears to be his natural position.
Liverpool have a couple of young right-back’s who’s futures need to be sorted. It could even be that Ramsay ends up heading out on loan.
Whether it’s now, or in a year or two, Liverpool have earmarked him as Trent’s understudy. And playing full-back for Liverpool is a very specific role.
Once the young man is up to speed on that, only then it might be time to start thinking about him in other positions.