"Bags of potential" - Jurgen Klopp is excited about Liverpool's newest signing

Jurgen Klopp has praised Liverpool's latest signing Calvin Ramsay.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, the Reds boss said that it is great to have the right-back join the club from Aberdeen so early on in the summer transfer window because he can now have a full pre-season with the squad.

“Signing so early in the window is fantastic for him as it means he’ll be with us for pre-season. That helps so much, particularly for a younger signing coming to us," said Klopp.

“He and we will have patience with each other. I think we have proved ours is the ideal environment to nurture and harness the qualities and talent of a young player.

“So we’re all really looking forward to working with him and seeing him improve and develop.”

Klopp also spoke about how much potential the 18-year-old has and how his experience with Scotland at the U21 level has been key to his development.

“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."

Anfield Watch Verdict

With Klopp now in-charge of Ramsay's development, I fully expect the 18-year-old to start gaining the interest of Steve Clark, Scotland's national team manager.

The fact that Ramsay will have Scotland's captain, Andy Robertson, as his mentor and teammate will also go a long way to convincing the national coaches he's ready for the step up.

This is a great deal for Liverpool. Ramsay seems very hungry for success and it's clear that he possesses talent. Klopp knows a good footballer when he sees one, which is why he is a world-class manager.

Hopefully he can follow in the footsteps of Robertson/Trent Alexander-Arnold and become another great option at full-back.

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