Medical expert: Calvin Ramsay 'red flag' revealed in Liverpool medical
Liverpool likely found a “red flag” when they conducted Calvin Ramsay’s medical.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Ramsay, 18, signed for Liverpool from Aberdeen for a reported £6.5million last month (21 June).
As quoted by the Liverpool ECHO last Saturday (9 July), Jurgen Klopp revealed that the right-back has “a little injury” that “no one knew about” before he joined the club.
He was not involved in the Merseysiders’ 4-0 friendly defeat to Man United in Bangkok on Tuesday (12 July).
Dinnery assessed the situation surrounding the unspecified injury, which he insist will have been identified in the youngster’s medical.
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“My understanding is that the issue isn’t an injury per se that he would have picked up in the off-season,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“It was instead something that was flagged in the medical. He wasn’t aware of it. He didn’t come into the medical saying there was an issue, but it was flagged up.
“It’s loosely termed an ‘injury’ but in reality, it’s more of a ‘red flag’. He is still doing training work but he won’t be involved in the friendly against Man United.
“He made the transition from youth to first-team with 24 appearances at Aberdeen. That’s a big step up with a lot of physical demands. He’s still adapting to the rigours of playing football.
“That step will be even greater between the Scottish Premiership and the Premier League.
“It’s all about the duty of care. This isn’t really about here and now, it’s about making sure he has a long and successful career.
“They have the right decision to address some of those underlying issues that aren’t necessarily a huge inhibiting factor at this stage but that could cause further problems down the line.”