Liverpool have earned a reputation in the transfer market in recent years. The Reds have been buying low and selling high, operating with surgical precision as they identify value in a signing. One winter buy has raised some eyebrows, Ben Davies could be a great signing for Liverpool even if he never plays a game for the Reds.
Michael Edwards masterclasses
The Reds’ recruitment guru Michael Edwards has become synonymous with value.
The director is the man responsible for transformation in Liverpool’s fortunes in the market.
With him involved we’ve signed Mo Salah for a snip, Thiago for a pittance and Andy Robertson for even less.
The club have also raked in massive fees for the likes of Rhian Brewster and Dominic Solanke.
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Ben Davies signing
The winter transfer window was a manic one for the Reds.
The club brought in two centre backs on deadline day after the first team’s last remaining player in that role was ruled out until the 2021/22 season.
Liverpool bought Ben Davies from Preston North End in a deal believed to be worth around £1.6m.
The 25-year-old centre back is yet to make an appearance for the Reds, though he has spent a period injured (it must be an initiation rite).
Ben Davies could well go down as the epitome of a Liverpool signing of this era.
He was bought for a pittance and he will likely be sold at a massive profit.
The defender could be Edwards’ masterpiece.
Given that another centre could be signed over the summer, we may well see Davies moved on.
If he is indeed sold then his short stint at the club could go on to save the Reds a lot of money on their preferred target, reducing our net spend significantly.
Michael Edwards is halfway between a puppet master and a wheeler dealer and this move shows that perfectly.