Ben Davis in zero games no place at Liverpool loaned to Sheffield
Liverpool’s Ben Davis has left on loan.
Sheffield United said on the club’s website on the 17th (Korea time), “Coach Slavisha Yokanovic announced his first recruitment by recruiting an experienced and versatile defender. Liverpool’s Davis will stay at Sheffield for the 2021-22 season and strengthen his defensive options.
Davis is a centre-back who was urgently recruited by Liverpool through the winter transfer window of the 2020-21 season. At that time, Liverpool’s main center-back resources such as Virgil van Dyke, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all fell out due to injuries. Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were called center backs, but they were injured and had no choice but to look for defenders.
Liverpool were a bit too much to immediately recruit a full-time centre-back to the winter transfer window. In the end, he paid attention to Davis, who plays for Preston in the English Championship (second division). Davis entered Liverpool for 1.85 million euros. The contract lasted four and a half years until the summer of 2025.
Davis is from Preston Youth. He has played for Preston ever since he rented Southport, Newport County and Fleetwood. He has played 145 games in Preston, and has played in the second division.
In addition, Davis has a wide field of view, catches ball movements well, and has a considerable focus. Liverpool have reportedly been monitoring Davis since the 2017-18 season. British media predicted that Davis would make his debut soon.
However, the English Premier League (EPL) wall was high. Davis was only listed on the bench four times, but failed to make it. Jürgen Klopp spent the rest of the season using Nathaniel Phillips and Reese Williams instead of Davis.
To make matters worse, Liverpool have completed the signing of Ibrahima Konate from Leipzig through the transfer window this summer. Van Dyke, Gomez and Martip also recovered from long-term injuries and returned to the squad.
Davis, who had no place in Liverpool, gained experience in the second division, where he had played all along. Sheffield was relegated to the bottom of the EPL last season. Sheffield, who is seeking promotion, has completed his defensive reinforcement by recruiting Davis.