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Liverpool goalkeeper makes pro debut – & Calvin Ramsay absence explained

There was a memorable league debut for one Liverpool loanee while another was forced to wait to get his competitive season up and running.

Several Liverpool loanees have been in action in recent days as the 2023/24 season got underway for some over the weekend.

It was an afternoon to remember for Harvey Davies as he registered the first professional appearance of his career for Crewe in their 2-2 home draw against Mansfield on the opening day of League Two.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper signed a 12-month deal in June to end speculation that he could be set for a step up in responsibility for the Reds this season.

His side came from 2-0 behind to take a point from their first clash of the season and Davies took to Instagram to mark his “league debut” for the club.

Elsewhere, Calvin Ramsay was left out of the Preston North End squad in their 1-1 away draw to Bristol City due to lack of match fitness according to manager Ryan Lowe.

Lowe added that the full-back is in contention to start in the EFL Cup tie with Salford on Tuesday as he bids to make a competitive return from the knee injury he sustained in February.

Fabio Carvalho registered 45 minutes for RB Leipzig as they cruised to a 3-0 friendly win over Las Palmas, while Owen Beck got his Scottish Premiership season underway with a 90-minute outing as his Dundee side drew 1-1 at home to Motherwell.

James Balagizi was forced to watch on from the bench as his Wigan side picked up a 2-1 away win at Derby, while Adam Lewis suffered a 3-0 defeat with Newport County away at Accrington Stanley.

 

Liverpool Loanee Roundup

2REA1Y1 26th July 2023; Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Group E Football, Dundee versus Dumbarton; Owen Beck of Dundee during the warm up before the match (Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Fabio Carvalho (RB Leipzig) 45 minutes vs. Las Palmas (friendly)
Calvin Ramsay (Preston) not in squad vs. Bristol City
James Balagizi (Wigan) unused sub vs. Derby
Harvey Davies (Crewe) 90 minutes vs. Mansfield
Owen Beck (Dundee) 90 minutes vs. Motherwell
Adam Lewis (Newport) 90 minutes vs. Accrington Stanley