'Really special': 18-year-old Liverpool prospect reacts after making making Reds debut today
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'Really special': 18-year-old Liverpool prospect reacts after making making Reds debut today

Young Liverpool goalkeeper Harvey Davies says making his first-team debut today was a ‘special’ moment.

Davies played half an hour or so after being introduced for the second half in Singapore against Crystal Palace. And speaking to LFCTV after the game, the Scouser couldn’t contain his happiness.

“It was really special for me,” said a delighted Davies. “Obviously it was nice to make my debut here in Singapore in front of all these fans. My family will be proud of me, I’ll never forget this.”

Davies didn’t have too much to do as Liverpool ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. But he did well with the ball at his feet, one lofted pass into Naby Keita a particular highlight.

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Davies gets his chance

Pre-season can often be the time when a young star makes a name for himself and pushes into the first-team.

If there’s one position at Liverpool where this is impossible to happen, it’s the goalkeeper. That isn’t due to a lack quality from Davies, or Fabian Mrozek, who also got some minutes after saving a Mo Salah penalty in training.

Rather, there’s simply no getting past Alisson Becker. Davies could have made a string of top quality saves and he’d still be far away from taking the Brazilian’s number one spot.

At some point, that must bring a certain amount of demotivation. But for Davies and Mrozek, the chance to learn and train from someone like Alisson must be a dream come true.

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Unfortunately, it looks as though we may be missing our brilliant goalie for the time being. Jurgen Klopp confirmed yesterday that Alisson has taken a knock, and before the game described it as ‘not cool’ via liverpoolfc.com.

Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious. With Caoimhin Kelleher also injured, Davies could end up being a lot closer than expected to the first-choice position.

On this evidence, he would take on the challenge manfully. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, but Davies will have enhanced his reputation after a good little cameo. Congratulations Harvey on an excellent debut!

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