Who is Remi Savage? The 'composed' Liverpool defender on the verge of joining Newcastle United
Newcastle United are closing in on signing Remi Savage from Liverpool – but just who is he?
Here, we profile the 19-year-old as he prepares for life on Tyneside:
What’s the story?
The youngster has chosen to join Newcastle on a free transfer, despite being offered a new one-year deal by Liverpool
He has decided to embark on a new challenge with the Magpies, who will reportedly be required to pay around £250,000 in compensation.
What position does Remi Savage play?
Savage is a central defender but is also comfortable at left-back.
He spent last season in the Reds’ under-23s set up, though was in and out of the starting XI after facing strong competition.
Savage remains highly rated however. He was part of the young Liverpool squad that lifted the FA Youth Cup in 2019 – beating Manchester City on penalties.
A year later in June 2020, he signed his first professional contract at Anfield.
What are Remi Savage’s qualities?
Savage is described as “a composed centre-back who reads the game well”.
Via the official Liverpool website, it adds: “His defensive qualities are augmented by the threat he often poses in the opposition penalty area from set-pieces.”
He also has experience of playing in the U19 UEFA Youth League and the Papa John’s Trophy, where he faced Wigan Athletic and Port Vale last season.
How long has Remi Savage been at Liverpool?
Savage has been in Liverpool’s academy for around 10 years.
He joined the club at under-9s level. He also featured in the under-18s squad that was coached by Steven Gerrard during the 2017/18 campaign.