Liverpool are in talks to signal Preston’s Ben Davies for £2m as they appear to discover a resolution for his or her central defensive disaster.
Jurgen Klopp named his twelfth totally different centre-half partnership in 21 Premier League video games at West Ham with Jordan Henderson alongside Nathaniel Phillips.
Joel Matip has joined Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the damage listing.
And Fabinho, who has dropped again from midfield for many of the season, was additionally dominated out at London Stadium.
Davies, 25, got here via Preston’s youth system and has had spells on mortgage with York, Southport and Newport. He’s anticipated to endure a medical with Liverpool on Monday.
He has made 19 appearances for Preston this season and accomplished the complete 90 minutes in Saturday’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
Liverpool’s 19-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg is predicted to affix Preston on mortgage as a part of the deal.
Who’s Ben Davies? ‘An actual regular Eddie’
Former Preston and Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson
Ben Davies has carried out properly at Preston and has let his contract run down so he was going to maneuver on in the summertime. If he’d gone to Celtic, which I would heard had been agreed, then I used to be considering he might do properly there, however being trustworthy I did not actually see him as being ok to be on Liverpool’s radar.
He is an actual regular Eddie. He is left-footed and fast sufficient however he is not bought phenomenal tempo or something like that.
He is been good within the Championship, superb.
However I’ve watched him and thought, up towards the additional nous and high quality you get within the Premier League, on prime of additional tempo, it is going to be a check for him. You would not need to simply throw him in to face Manchester Metropolis subsequent Sunday, put it that method.
That is clearly an ideal transfer for him, I simply can’t see him getting close to the primary crew. Nat Phillips has carried out properly when he is are available in and he’s most likely a greater participant.
So, Davies could be behind him and in addition Rhys Williams, so even earlier than Joel Matip comes again and the opposite two long-term injured gamers – Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez – he’s going to be beneath them on the listing. And Fabinho and Jordan Henderson too.
I’m not positive he’ll play very a lot at Liverpool, however the expertise alone ought to be fabulous. I hope he experiences taking part in within the first crew, however even when he’s simply sitting on the bench then it’s nonetheless nice for him.
He has come via the ranks at Preston, discovered his commerce with mortgage spells within the decrease divisions and improved loads. He has carried out rather well.
No matter whether or not he will get an opportunity or not, it’s a nice transfer for him and Ben is a stunning lad. I’ve bought to know him through the years and with individuals like that, you simply suppose ‘nice alternative and good luck to you’.