Jurgen Klopp sheds light on Calvin Ramsay plan after Conor Bradley comparisons

Calvin Ramsay is on loan at Bolton Wanderers, the same club Conor Bradley was at last season before his breakthrough into the first-team.

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Calvin Ramsay and his loan deal to Bolton Wanderers was announced on Monday, with a club statement confirming his temporary exit.

Since his £6.5m switch from Scottish side Aberdeen to the Reds back in June of 2022, Ramsay has found it hard to get a sniff near the first team.

Injuries have been the biggest factor in his lack of discernable progress at Anfield.

The Scotsman was immediately ruled out of action when two stress fractures were discovered in his back during his medical.

Following a brief comeback for Liverpool U21s, Ramsay suffered a knee injury that would keep him out of action for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.

There was hope that a fresh loan spell to Preston North End would help reignite his Liverpool career.

The 20-year-old suffered ANOTHER separate setback to his knee after arriving on loan to Preston North End for the duration of the season.

It means that he could not force his way into manager Ryan Lowe’s plans and was duly recalled this January after making only two appearances for the Championship club.

Now set to spend the rest of the season at Bolton, his loan deal has drawn comparisons with Conor Bradley.

Bradley enjoyed a hugely successful season with the League One side.

The Northern Ireland international enjoyed a breakthrough season on loan at Bolton Wanderers last term, making 53 appearances in addition to winning both the Player’s Player of the Season Award and the Player of the Season prize – voted for by the supporters.

As Ramsay is also a young right-back, it has led many to compare the two players.

However, Jurgen Klopp is keen to avoid such discussions.

What did Jurgen Klopp say about Calvin Ramsay?

Speaking in his pre-Chelsea press conference, the German was asked whether Bradley’s path could provide motivation for the likes of Ramsay and Beck:

“You cannot compare loan spells,” the boss began.

“Owen as well, like Calvin, had a difficult loan spell [before Dundee].”

“He goes to Scotland, plays there, and it gave him a massive boost. Arrived here and looked like a man, left-back, really ready to go.”

“Now the other boys are coming back, we have the opportunity to give him that time again, makes sense.”

“The problem for Calvin is that he was too often injured. It’s a horrible run of bad luck I would say.”

“That has to stop at one point and then everybody can see how good Calvin can be, but now he needs consistent training and, of course, playing time as well.”

“Conor is a very good example that it helped, massively. We knew even before he went on loan he would end up in our first team.”

Hopefully Ramsay is able to shake off his injury troubles and show everyone why Liverpool snapped him up from Aberdeen in 2022.

 

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