When the former Preston North End defender joined Liverpool this winter, he was expected to play a key role in rescuing the club from a long lay-off at centre-back. However, Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who joined on loan at the same time, and other young defenders beat him to the punch and he finished the season with no appearances.
The club has added France U-21 defender Ibrahima Konate to its ranks, filling out the fourth centre-back position. Ben Davies, who is now expected to compete with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams for the fifth spot, has been linked with a move away.
Phillips and Williams have also been linked with a move away from the team and information is constantly changing. With reports suggesting a move to Scotland and the player himself wanting to stay and fight for a place in the squad, the truth remains a mystery.
With the return of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, the competition for places is too fierce, and two seasons in a row without an appearance is not something a player feels comfortable with. And with the club looking to add some extra cash to their coffers to bring in some new players, it’s no surprise that the club is looking to add some new players to their ranks.
According to The Mail, Sheffield United, relegated from the Premier League, are keen on the centre-back after signing him for just £1.6 million in February. The club, which is aiming to return to the top flight in a year, will be looking to secure the services of Liverpool defender for the second year running while signing Rhian Brewster last year.
The relationship between the two clubs is good and they have a good trading record. Despite the disappointment, they have given away a young English forward and could well be in talks again for Ben Davies.
With his exit inevitable, where will he play for the club that has been linked with him?