Defending champions of the Premier League, Liverpool finally gave in to their needs, by recruiting a new defender in the remaining time of the transfer market this winter. However, the Reds chose to save money by recruiting defender from second division club, Ben Davies.
In fact, the need for a new defender has been evident since Virgil Van Dijk picked up his injury in November. The situation got even more complicated when several other defenders were also injured.
But at that time, coach Jurgen Klopp insisted that his team did not need a new defender, and he even sometimes fielded Fabinho and James Milner to play as center backs.
But of course this situation cannot continue, until finally Jurgen Klopp gave up and then admitted that Liverpool needed a new defender.
By taking advantage of the remaining time in the transfer market this winter, the Reds really recruited a new defender, he is Ben Davies who was bought from Preston North End.
It’s a shame that the details of Ben Davies’ transfer to Anfield are not mentioned, but reportedly Liverpool have to pay £ 1.6 million, a figure which is quite cheap.
Ben Davies, who is now 25 years old, admitted that he did not think about it when he heard of an offer from a club as big as Liverpool.
“I’m definitely happy to be here. This is a great opportunity. Obviously it was a bit of a shock when it first came but once you start thinking about it, the opportunities that are in front of me are incredible. ”
“It would be ridiculous for me not to make the most of it and learn from the players,” said Ben Davies as quoted by Liverpool’s official website.
Furthermore, Ben Davies, who will wear the number 28 at Liverpool, admits that he has never visited Anfield before, so he is looking forward to his debut match with the Reds.
“I’ve never really been to Anfield and I haven’t looked around. I’ve glanced and seen the pitch and it looks like a carpet, which you would expect, ”
“I’m not really out of the tunnel yet, so I’m looking forward to it. Being in an atmosphere like this is brilliant,” he snapped.