Ryan Gravenberch has reportedly turned down a call-up for the Netherlands’s U-21s to focus on adapting to life with Liverpool.

According to the Evening Standard, the 21-year-old midfielder has rejected the chance to go on international duty this month having signed for Liverpool on deadline day.

Gravenberch was the Anfield side’s final signing of the summer, and the midfielder seems keen to make a good impression at his new club by choosing to stay on Merseyside for the international break.

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Lauded as ‘incredible’ by Anfield Index, many Liverpool fans will be pleased to see Gravenberch turn down the chance to go away with the Dutch U-21s to focus on adapting to life in the Premier League.

The midfielder is a player who has been linked with Liverpool for some time, and Gravenberch’s decision to not leave on international duty is a bold one that the likes of Jurgen Klopp will appreciate greatly.

Indeed, Gravenberch could become an instant starter for Liverpool if he impresses in training this week, and his decision to stay at Kirkby will be well-appreciated by coaches and senior figures.

Gravenberch’s mentality is needed at Liverpool

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A mentality shift is needed at Liverpool after last season’s failures, and Gravenberch’s decision to remain with the Reds for the international break will do just that.

The midfielder is now one of the youngest players in Klopp’s squad at 21-years-old, yet Gravenberch’s mentality shows someone who is acting way beyond his years.

With many fans excited for what Gravenberch can bring, this move from the midfielder will be an inspired one, with more time at Liverpool exactly what the youngster needs to get familiar with his new surroundings.

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