Staff in the Liverpool camp now believe that 19-year-old Calvin Ramsay will be sniffing around for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s starting place, according to Neil Jones, writing for Goal.
Liverpool failed to execute a famous comeback last night in Spain, as they trailed by three goals following an underwhelming 5-2 loss against the reigning champions three weeks prior.
The team from the Spanish capital controlled the tie throughout both legs, and ultimately produced too much class for Jurgen Klopp’s outfit.
Trent Alexander-Arnold once again came under the knife as he had the responsibility of keeping the rampant Vinicius Junior under wraps.
Although the Brazilian forward set up the winner, it was out of Trent’s control and so he was not to blame.
However, the report from Goal states that the young Scotsman would be the ideal challenger for Trent’s spot in the team.
“Liverpool believe the 19-year-old has the quality and potential to be a fine understudy and competitor for Alexander-Arnold, but they need to get him fit and healthy first.”
The youngster has endured a difficult patch of game time since signing from Aberdeen with only two senior appearances all campaign.
Ramsay made his debut in November as he arrived at Anfield with an undiagnosed injury.
He is still yet to ply his trade in the Premier League but has impressed teammates when he’s been able to train with the first team.
Though not as progressive, Ramsay is a far more traditional right-back and could be a solid replacement for the current first-choice.
During his time at Aberdeen, he was praised for his chance creation numbers as he bagged nine assists in 39 outings.
But, now he’s back on Merseyside and primed for more time in action as Trent Alexander-Arnold has been criticised, rightly or wrongly, for his dip in form.