Newsnow Liverpool brings you the latest update on Ryan Gravenberch Liverpool debut as the Reds return to Premier League action against Wolverhampton this weekend.
Latest on Ryan Gravenberch Liverpool Debut
In a surprising turn of events during the 2023 summer transfer window, Liverpool secured the services of Ryan Gravenberch in the last-minute. Now, the anticipation builds as he could potentially make his debut this upcoming weekend, according to talkSPORT.
The Reds, in their pursuit of the midfielder, reached an agreement to transfer a substantial £34 million to Bayern Munich. Gravenberch himself is undoubtedly eager to hit the ground running.
Once hailed as one of the most promising talents in the football world, the 21-year-old encountered a period of adversity during his stint in Germany.
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s astute manager, now aims to unlock Gravenberch’s full potential. With Liverpool set to face off against Wolves this weekend. Fans may catch their initial glimpse of the Dutch midfielder in action.
Will Ryan Gravenberch Start Against Wolves?
Gravenberch has positioned himself favourably for a potential appearance this weekend, primarily because he opted not to join the international break activities.
The Dutch Under-21s called upon the midfielder, but he made it clear that his primary focus was on adapting to his new club’s environment.
Regrettably, this decision did not sit well with his compatriots back in the Netherlands. Michael Reizger, the Dutch Under-21s manager, expressed his disapproval publicly, stating:
“I don’t believe it’s a prudent choice. I conveyed my concerns to him. While I consider Ryan to be a good-natured and amiable individual, he has, in my opinion, made an ill-advised decision.”
Ronald Koeman, the Dutch national team’s manager and former Everton boss, echoed similar sentiments, casting a shadow over Gravenberch’s choice.
Nonetheless, in the short term, this decision may have a positive impact on his Liverpool career. By deciding to remain in Merseyside, Gravenberch has afforded himself extra time to assimilate into the team and build relationships.
Despite this advantageous situation, his starting position in the upcoming weekend’s match is doubtful, barring any unexpected injuries. This uncertainty arises because two other Liverpool acquisitions, namely Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, have enjoyed exceptional starts to the season. Furthermore, Curtis Jones and Wataru Endo are also vying fiercely for a midfield role in Klopp’s squad.
While it would be a pleasant surprise to witness Gravenberch making his debut at Molineux, it remains highly improbable that he will start this weekend.