Ryan Gravenberch will not be available to make his debut against Aston Villa tomorrow.
The 21-year-old become Liverpool’s fourth and final addition of the window, joining in a £34m deal from Bayern Munich late last night.
Had Gravenberch been registered with the Premier League by 12pm on Friday, he could have been making his Anfield bow on Sunday. However, according to a report from liverpoolfc.com, things weren’t sorted in time.
Gravenberch’s paperwork was reportedly processed fast enough to mean that he will train with his new Liverpool teammates for the first time today, though.
But with an international break coming up next week, we’ll have to wait at least two weeks to see the Dutchman in action. As per the report, Gravenberch will be available for selection when Liverpool travel to Wolves on September 16th.
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Gravenberch made to wait for debut
It’s a shame that Liverpool couldn’t have got Gravenberch involved for the game against Villa. However, his inclusion is not completely necessary either.
Having only played 9 minutes of football over Bayern Munich’s opening two games of the season, he may take a bit of getting up to speed.
With Curtis Jones also returning to training, Liverpool look well-stocked in midfield for tomorrow.
He may need them too, with Villa in excellent form. Klopp has already lauded the skills of John McGinn in their midfield, and Liverpool will be keen to nullify the Scotsman.
In time, Gravenberch may be the man they turn to for such occasions. But in these circumstances, he isn’t quite ready yet.
Klopp has also suggested that Thiago may also be back ready for the Wolves game. His midfield selection that day is going to be very interesting indeed.