Liverpool complete signing of Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen
Calvin Ramsay after signing for Liverpool FC.

Ramsay swaps Aberdeen for Anfield in a deal worth an initial £5m with a potential £3m in add ons.

“I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here.

“It was a dream come true to play for Aberdeen, and now to be at one of the biggest, if not the biggest club in the world, it’s a massive achievement and I’m looking forward to trying to show the fans what I’ve got."

The 18-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2021/22 campaign at the Pittodrie Stadium with Aberdeen manager labelling Ramsay as “one of the best full backs in the world”.

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Attracting interest from other Premier League sides and from abroad, Jurgen Klopp was certainly keen on bringing the youngster to Merseyside in the hope he’ll be a long-term rival to Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson

Ramsay has been full of praise for Alexander-Arnold and fellow Scotsman Andy Robertson.

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He said: “He’s [Trent Alexander-Arnold] an unreal player and to learn off him is going to be amazing for me. He’s been brilliant - everyone in football knows that. I look up to him.

"He's a massive player, he's been brilliant. I watched him the whole of last season and just the way he plays, I think it's almost similar to me [in] the way he attacks and stuff like that, we're both still young.”

Ramsay on Robertson:  "I'll learn a lot from him. I've seen a lot of him as well because of Liverpool and Scotland as well. So, I'll be looking to learn off him. He's a great full-back. The way he gets up and down, his energy, he can attack, he can defend."

A rapid rise for Ramsay

It has been an immense rise for Ramsay over the last 12 months. Having came on in the 89th minute of the final day in the 2020/21 campaign at Ibrox, to becoming a regular starter attracting interest from across the continent. 

Ramsay’s efforts were recognised last season as the Scotsman picked up the Scottish Football Writers’ young player of the year award.

Jurgen Klopp has expressed his excitement to have the defender on board and is hoping he’ll develop even further on Merseyside.

He said: “Calvin is another exciting young player, so we’re very pleased.

“He has bags of potential. He is only 18 years old at the moment, although turns 19 soon and already has a decent number of first-team appearances for a defender of his age.

“He is athletic, smart, confident, with good technical ability and – always crucial – is eager to learn. So there’s lots to like. Experiences of European and U21 international football have been really important for him and his development, too."

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Calvin Ramsay will take the number 22 shirt at Liverpool.

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