Ben Davies will reportedly leave Liverpool without playing a minute for the club as relegated Sheffield United look to sign the defender this summer.
The 25-year-old was a £ 1.6million acquisition for the Reds in January. Jürgen Klopp was missing a trio of key defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were all crazy. A couple of well-known stoppers have been associated with the club.
And it was a surprise when they picked the man from Preston North End. Ozan Kabak also arrived on loan from Schalke in the winter window.
But while the 21-year-old Turkish international played nine Premier League games, Davies was never used. The former York City lender has made four league benchmarks.
But he has not yet kicked a ball on the senior team out of anger, as injuries also hamper his progress. And he may never do it with rumors the blades want him according to The Sun.
Speaking of March, Klopp supported the central defenders to stay with the club and do a job. But with the injured trio on the comeback trail and Ibrahima Konates Arrival, that looks extremely unlikely.
Celtic and Bournemouth have also expressed an interest in the Barrow-born star, who has played 145 games for Preston.
Gomez is relieved as Davies’ exit approaches
Liverpool’s title defense went smoothly until the turn of the year. They were at the top of the pile on December 30th last year, but then the team hit the buffers in spectacular fashion.
The Merseysiders lost eight of twelve top games and were only eighth on March 7th. With eight wins and two draws in the last ten Camouagn games, they showed their class in rallying.
It was enough to sneak into the top four and secure Champions League football. The players are now in preparation training, with the treatment room far less crowded.
Van Dijk and Matip are vital to the Anfield team’s cause. And the German tactician was delighted with their progress but also remain careful.
Gomez only played seven league games last season. He was aiming for a place in the English European Championship squad, but after knee surgery in November 2020 it was impossible.
It has been a slow recovery process and the 24-year-old was happy to be among his teammates again.
“Coming back on the pitch with the boys meant everything,” he said. “Of course, after such a long layoff, the point is not just being thrown into the deep end, we will probably have to make some adjustments, like me and Virgil.
“It’s nice to work together – we had different injuries, but we were in there the whole time.
“There will be days when we have to do something more appropriate for ourselves, but doing team training today after such a long time means a lot.”
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