Advertisement
Liverpool forgotten man Ben Da...

Sport

Liverpool forgotten man Ben Davies joins Sheffield United on loan


Share this article


Ben Davies has left Liverpool for Sheffield United on a season-long loan. 

The 26-year old only joined the Premier League club as the January transfer window creaked shut, with Liverpool scrambling for defensive cover.

Long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez saw Jurgen Klopp sign Ozan Kabak on loan, and Davies in a permanent deal from Preston worth £1.67million (€2m).

Kabak has since returned to parent club Schalke, while Davies is yet to pull on a Liverpool jersey in a competitive game.

Instead, he's become Slavisa Jokanovic's first signing as Sheffield United boss.

"Really happy to be here, to be honest," Davies told United's website, "[I] got some good, exciting feelings coming in."

He added, "I've always liked Sheffield United as a club, playing against 'em.

"Obviously coming to the stadium I saw on Saturday they had 29,000 fans in, which was a pull.

"I like the manager, I like the way that he plays football. I think we've got some great players here, and I think we've got a good chance of bouncing straight back up."

The Blades opened their Championship season with a 1-0 defeat at home to Birmingham City, before Saturday's 0-0 draw with Swansea City.

Davies isn't the only player departing Anfield on loan.

Midfielder Leighton Clarkson will spend the remainder of this season on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

The 19-year old Academy graduate will look to benefit in the same manner that teammate Harvey Elliott did while on loan at Ewood Park last season.

Sheedy resigns, Barca debt & no fans at the Paralympics | The Newsround


Share this article


Read more about

Ben Davies Harvey Elliott Jurgen Klopp Leighton Clarkson Liverpool Ozan Kabak Sheffield United

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

10:00-13:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

13:00-15:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

15:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on