Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson says teammate Calvin Ramsay has “a massive future ahead of him” and the potential to become a Scotland stalwart.
Right-back Ramsay is poised to make his debut against Turkey on Wednesday – a week after the 19-year-old’s first start for the Premier League club.
Scotland captain Robertson believes his club-mate has “huge potential”.
“Obviously Liverpool spotted that and that’s why they bought him,” he said of the player sold by Aberdeen in June.
“He doesn’t seem fazed by a lot of things and takes everything in his stride – that’s credit to him. Everyone at Liverpool is excited to see how far he can go and I’m sure everyone in Scotland is the same.”
Ramsay’s progress at Liverpool since his £4.2m switch was hampered initially by injury, but he made his first-team debut as a late substitute in the 2-0 Champions League win over Napoli earlier this month before starting their EFL Cup win over Derby County.
At Anfield, England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold provides tough competition.
“He’s coming up against the world’s best right-back in Trent, but since he’s been back in training, he’s been training really well and obviously got his reward with his debut,” Robertson said. “He’ll be looking for more game time – that’s how you learn and develop.
“I know he’s excited being involved in the Scotland camp and I’m sure he’ll be involved in a lot more for many years to come.”