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Will Ryan Gravenberch make his Liverpool debut this weekend? Dutch midfielder ready for new career chapter under Jurgen Klopp


Ryan Gravenberch was a last-minute signing for Liverpool during the 2023 summer transfer window and could now make his debut this weekend.

The Reds agreed to pay Bayern Munich £34million for the midfielder, and he will be raring to go.

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Gravenberch will add quality and depth to Liverpool’s midfieldCredit: Getty

The 21-year-old was once seen as one of the brightest prospects around but lost his way a little in Germany.

Jurgen Klopp will now be hoping to get the best out of him and with Liverpool playing Wolves this weekend live on talkSPORT, Reds supporters could get their first glimpse.

Will Gravenberch make his Liverpool debut this weekend?

Gravenberch has given himself the best possible chance to play at some point this weekend because he didn’t leave for the international break.

The midfielder was called up by the Dutch Under-21s, but he told them he wanted to ‘focus on his new club’.

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This hasn’t gone down well in his native Netherlands.

Speaking to the press about Gravenberch’s decision, Dutch Under-21s boss Michael Reizger said: “I don’t think it’s a good decision.

“I told him that too. I really don’t think it’s a good decision.

“I know Ryan, I think he is a good boy, a sympathetic boy, but he made the wrong choice.”

Gravenberch is already popular with Liverpool fans after ditching his country to focus on the Reds

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Gravenberch is already popular with Liverpool fans after ditching his country to focus on the RedsCredit: Getty

Dutch senior manager and former Everton boss Ronald Koeman also wasn’t too happy.

But although this could impact his international career in the short term, it will probably help his Liverpool tenure get off to a good start.

By choosing to stay on Merseyside, Gravenberch has given himself plenty of extra days to integrate into the team and form relationships.

Despite this, it’s unlikely he will start at the weekend, barring an injury.

This is because two other Reds signings in Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai have started the season brilliantly, while Curtis Jones and Wataru Endo will also be scrapping for a spot in Klopp’s midfield.

It would be a surprise if Gravenberch doesn’t make his debut at Molineux, but it’s very unlikely he will start.

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