Calvin Ramsay was purchased from Aberdeen last year with the intent he would become an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Unfortunately, he was hit with the injury bug early and it never left the young Scot.
With Ramsay now having agreed to a loan move to Preston for the coming season, there appears to be a hole behind TAA. Insert the young Northern Irishman, Conor Bradley.
Bradley is coming off of a scintillating season with Bolton in the English League 1. Bradley made 51 appearances scoring 7 goals and setting up a further 6. Those are very good numbers for any fullback, let alone a youngster in the slog of League 1 football.
Liverpool have not been particularly linked with a new right back, which should mean Bradley will have at least the full pre-season to prove he should be kept around for the long haul. If Klopp wants Alexander-Arnold to continue his hybrid role, Bradley could be the perfect complement to come on late in matches or start in the domestic cups.
The 19 year old has lots of potential, but it has not been tested at the highest level. The jump from League 1 to the Premier League is enormous, but just being around the first team would have countless positive effects on Bradley and his ability to take the next step.
Let’s see if he can take the opportunity and run with it.