The previous summer transfer window was a fairly busy one for Liverpool in terms of moving certain players out of the club, either on permanent or temporary deals, with Ibrahima Konate being the only new face to join the Merseyside club.
One player that moved away from Anfield over the summer on a loan deal was 26-year-old defender Ben Davies, who joined Championship side Sheffield United on a loan deal until the end of the season after not making even one appearance for the Reds since he joined in the previous January transfer window from Preston North End.
Back to the present, it seems as though Liverpool will have another decision to make in the summer when it comes to Davies’ next step.
It has recently been reported by The Star that the outcast is likely to rejoin Liverpool in the summer when his current loan deal ends, with the Blades apparently not interested in signing Davies, who was picking up a weekly wage of £60k-per-week last season according to Spotrac, on a permanent basis.
With this in mind and the fact that Liverpool currently have five centre-backs in their squad at the moment, with three of them being younger than Davies, it would be in the club’s and Davies’ best option if he were to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis in the summer when he returns from his current loan deal if he isn’t likely to get much playing time at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp, which seems like it could be the case moving forward.
Given his lack of game time last season for Liverpool and the fact that they shipped him out on loan last summer, it does seem strange they the Merseyside club signed the defender on a lengthy contract that isn’t set to expire until 2025, even though Paul Carden, who Davies played under at Southport earlier in his career, called him “different class” upon his arrival at Anfield.
During his time with the Blades, Davies has made 10 appearances for them in the Championship, completing the full 90 minutes in all but one of them, showing that he has been getting a decent number of minutes under his belt this season, which will be good for his chances of another club potentially coming in to sign him in the summer on a permanent basis so he can bring an end to his Liverpool nightmare.