01 Feb Liverpool signal defender Ben Davies from Preston North Finish
Liverpool have signed Preston North Finish defender Ben Davies to assist ease their defensive disaster, the membership introduced on Monday.
Davies, 25, underwent a medical on transfer deadline day in a transfer that additionally contains Liverpool teenager Sepp van den Berg, 19, transferring to the EFL Championship membership on mortgage till the tip of the season.
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“I am clearly delighted to be right here,” Davies, who will put on No. 28, mentioned in quotes posted on Liverpool’s web site.
“It is an enormous alternative. Clearly it got here as a little bit of a shock when it first got here however when you begin to get your head round it, the chance that’s in entrance of me is unimaginable. I would be foolish to not take advantage of it and be taught off the gamers [at the club].”
Sources informed Football4cast that Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has been pushing the membership’s recruitment team to signal a centre-back throughout the transfer window after shedding each Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee accidents earlier this season.
Captain Jordan Henderson has performed in defence in latest weeks, together with Sunday’s 3-1 win at West Ham, with fellow midfielder Fabinho additionally being pressured to drop into the again 4 because of the team’s damage issues.
Davies has made 19 appearances within the Championship this season and performed within the weekend defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
And though he’s unlikely to be thrust straight into the Liverpool team for Wednesday’s Premier League conflict with Brighton, Davies will give Klopp a lot wanted cowl on the again if, as anticipated, Liverpool full the deal earlier than Monday’s transfer deadline.
“I need to are available and play video games to start out with, I need to get my foot within the door and make myself a Premier League participant quite than clearly a Championship participant. After which take it from there actually,” Davies mentioned.
“I do know we have some high gamers right here and gamers I can definitely be taught from. When you get your foot within the door you then’re right here as effectively. Hopefully I can take my probability after which transfer ahead with it.”