Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool are negotiating a deal for Ben Davies to leave Anfield.
That’s according to The Daily Mail which reported that the two clubs are reportedly “continuing talks” over a deal for the defender to leave Liverpool this summer.
Davies had been left out of the Red’s squad for the pre-season tour as a move appears close.
At this time, it is unclear whether the 26-year-old’s deal would be a loan move or a permanent transfer.
One of the strangest Liverpool careers of recent times
In the interest of all parties, hopefully Blackburn’s move would be to provide a permanent home for Davies.
No doubt, the center back’s Liverpool career is among the oddest we’ve seen in a while. Despite supposedly earning around £60k per week (Spotrac), he needs to restart his career.
Few would blame him for turning his attention to Liverpool’s interest in January 2020. However, he would have been better off making a more lateral move from Preston North End.
He has only ever worn a Liverpool jersey once since joining The Reds. As it happened to be in a pre-season friendly in August of last year, the appearance will also not officially count.
To be fair, a lot of that could be down to injuries. He and fellow newcomer Ozan Kabak were the only senior center backs available when they joined Liverpool.
But it soon became clear that Davies wasn’t physically ready. If he had been, he most likely would have played in games to establish himself in the team. He was instead regarded not quite physically prepared to play.
Nat Phillips got his opportunity as a result, and he never looked back. Rhys Williams soon followed as Davies spent more time on the treatment table.
Davies must go this summer because if he continues at Liverpool, he won’t figure at all. It was said that he looked forward to a future at Anfield. But after this weird career hiatus, he needs to get moving again at the age of almost twenty-seven.
Last season’s loan at Sheffield United didn’t exactly work out as planned; hopefully Blackburn can provide him with a better opportunity.