Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will benefit from a “double boost” upon Calvin Ramsay’s return from injury.
What’s the word?
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who has informed GIVEMESPORT that Ramsay’s return to the fray will not only provide extra depth to Klopp, but will also reinvigorate Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has endured a relatively poor start to the season.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said:
“It could be a double boost for Jurgen Klopp having Ramsey fit and maybe his fitness will bring the best out in Alexander-Arnold as well.”
A chance for the prospect?
Amidst O’Rourke’s latest claim, Ramsay’s return could well kickstart Alexander-Arnold’s form, with a layer of added competition and the prospect of losing your starting place bound to have an impact of some kind.
19-year-old Ramsay is a player of mass-potential himself, and created 42 chances last season from full-back.
It’s not quite the whopping total of 90 that Trent conjured up, but it is still impressive to say the least and means that the former Aberdeen star created almost as many chances as Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek combined, with the West Ham double-pivot duo registering a combined 45 chances created, respectively.
Amidst signs of defensive frailties from Alexander-Arnold, and a burst of creative threat in a similar mould to that of Kevin De Bruyne, it would be interesting to see the England international deployed as a central-midfielder, with Ramsay potentially handed the reigns at full-back as a direct result.
After all, in the majority of Liverpool’s attacking transitions, Alexander-Arnold performs as a makeshift midfielder in the build-up, so he is no stranger to the central areas.
Either way, the return of £6.5million “prospect” Ramsay, who has “got every tool that’s required to go right to the top,” as dubbed by Tyrone Smith, is big for Liverpool, with Klopp surely hoping that the added level of competition will reinvigorate Alexander-Arnold’s season.