Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe has insisted that Calvin Ramsay will not be returning to Liverpool just yet.
Ramsay is primed for a big season at Preston, having seen his debut year at Liverpool wrecked through injury. But unfortunately for the 20-year-old, he’s picked up yet another blow at the beginning of the campaign.
Speaking to pnefc.net about the injury, Lowe said it could take up to eight weeks before Ramsay is fit again. In the meantime, it seems he won’t be heading back to Anfield.
“Calvin’s had a bit of a setback, but it’s nothing major,” explained the manager. “We’ll make sure between us and Liverpool that we do the right things with him.
“He’s just had a bit of a setback and we’ll make sure we monitor him now. If it takes six to eight weeks, whatever it takes, we’ll make sure we’ll build him up and get him stronger.
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“There’s a lot of rumours that he’s going back to Liverpool and the loan’s being cancelled, that’s not going to happen.
“I’ve spoken to him a couple of times already and he’s champing at the bit to get back in with us with the lads.”
Ramsay delivered another blow
This is the worst possible news for Ramsay ahead of what needs to be a good season for him.
By this stage, it was hoped that the young Scot would be providing regular competition in the Liverpool first team for Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Instead, he’s found himself in the Championship and with just two Reds appearances to his name.
Nevertheless, a move to Preston provides a big opportunity for Ramsay. As Conor Bradley showed at Bolton last season, good loan spells can make a big impression back at Anfield.
Fit and firing, there’s every chance that Ramsay could be every bit as important to Preston as Bradley was to Bolton.
But having failed to feature in their first two games of the season, it’ll now be some time before he makes his North End debut. By that time, his spot could quite easily have been filled by someone else. In that event, perhaps a return to Liverpool would indeed make the most sense.
For now though, Ramsay just has to hope that by the time he’s back, Lowe puts his faith in him. There’s no questioning the Scotland international’s talent, but he simply needs to start putting games on the board. Get well soon, Calvin, it’ll come.