Liverpool are currently sorting through who is staying and who is going from the first team. The Reds have plenty of fringe players who could use new homes. According to Goal, Liverpool could u-turn and allow Ben Davies to leave on loan this summer.
Centre back options
The Reds have all of a sudden got too many centre backs.
If we look back to mid-January this was very much not the case.
Liverpool were down to the bare bones. Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams had been drafted in from the academy whilst Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were also filling in.
In February Ozan Kabak was brought in on loan from Schalke and Ben Davies was signed from Preston North End.
The Turkish defender was given the nod whilst the Englishman failed to make a single appearance.
Since then all of our senior defenders have returned to fitness, Kabak has left and Ibrahima Konate has arrived.
Liverpool u-turn on Ben Davies loan
The lack of Liverpool appearances for Ben Davies was puzzling.
Why did we spend £1.6m on him for him to just warm the bench – he didn’t even make the bench on many occasions.
Despite the lack of a single appearance, The Mirror reported that Jürgen Klopp wanted to keep the defender, personally telling him he had a future at Anfield.
However, according to Goal, Liverpool are set to u-turn on Ben Davies.
Neil Jones has reported that the Reds are willing to allow him to leave on loan with Sheffield United at the front of the queue.
The Blades have already had an initial offer rejected as the Reds allegedly don’t want any option to buy clause inserted. Celtic and Bournemouth are also believed to be keen.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool sending Ben Davies out on loan would make sense.
He would build his value with some commanding performances.
Then next summer we can cash in on him after he’s impressed clubs far and wide.
Meanwhile we would have him off the wage bill and hopefully we’d bring in a loan fee.
This would be an excellent bit of business for the Reds.