Liverpool suffers another long-term injury blow ahead of Newcastle clash
Calvin Ramsay is sidelined for the foreseeable future as the Liverpool Fullback is having surgery to repair a problematic knee ailment. Injury woes keep haunting Liverpool throughout the season. And this time it will be the Scotsman who will be out for treatment with a long-term injury.
The 19-year-old signed a deal with Liverpool until June 2027 when he transferred from Scottish Premiership team Aberdeen last summer for £4 million.
Ramsay, on the other hand, has only made seven appearances overall this season due to a persistent knee ailment, five of which have been with the club’s Under-21 team.
Calvin Ramsay injury shenanigans
On November 1, the Scotsman came in as a late replacement in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Napoli at home in the Champions League group stage to make his senior debut.
Eight days later, Ramsay made his debut game for the Reds against Derby County in the third round of the EFL Cup. He played the entire 90 minutes at right-back before witnessing Jurgen Klopp’s team advance 3-2 on penalties from the halfway line.
Since then, Ramsay hasn’t appeared for the seniors, and on Thursday, he posted an injury update on his Instagram account, indicating that he had surgery.
Ramsay on his IG:
“Surgery went well time to rest, recover and come back stronger!”
Ramsay’s tweet has received supportive replies from a number of his Liverpool colleagues, including fellow Scot Andrew Robertson and captain Jordan Henderson.
Ramsay won’t likely participate in Liverpool’s 2022–23 season any longer, and he won’t be able to play for Scotland in the Euro 2024 qualifications at the end of the month.
Liverpool injury news
In other Anfield injury news, winger Luis Diaz has been spotted working out as he recovers from a knee injury. The winger is still at least a few weeks away from playing again.
Ibrahima Konate, a center defender, and Thiago Alcantara, a midfielder, who were not seen at the AXA Training Centre on Thursday, are anticipated to be out for the foreseeable future with hamstring and hip ailments, respectively.
The fitness of Juventus loanee Arthur, who participated in team training on Thursday and may be included in the matchday squad on Saturday, has given the Reds some hope.
After defeating Everton 2-0 in the Merseyside derby on Monday, Liverpool will be looking to build on that success when they face Newcastle United in a tough Premier League matchup at St. James’ Park.
The distance to the Champions League spots would be reduced to six points with a victory on Saturday for Klopp’s team, who are presently ninth in the standings and nine points behind the Magpies in fourth despite having played one more game.