Ben Davies is being tipped for a summer exit from Liverpool by former Leeds United player Noel Whelan, with him suggesting the defender is not good enough for the Reds.
Liverpool left it late to make a splash back in the January transfer window but eventually made a couple of defensive signings with Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak arriving at the club.
Whilst the latter has played regularly alongside the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Nat Phillips, though, Davies has struggled to make even the matchday squad.
Jurgen Klopp recently described the defender as ‘a really good player’ but we’re yet to see him feature for the Reds and Noel Whelan does not think we’re going to much anyway before he leaves in the next market.
Quoted by Football Insider, he tipped an exit to be on the cards:
“It doesn’t surprise me that that they’re still hovering around Davies.
“With Liverpool, you talk about new signings and the players they feel are good enough for the club and they clearly don’t feel that he is good enough.
“It was a bit of cover that was there for him at the time but is he Liverpool standard? I don’t think so. He’d suit Celtic more than Liverpool.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
The whole Davies move has been a bit of a mystery so far and hopefully he gets a chance to at least stake his claim and play for the Reds before the season is out after what was obviously a big move for him.
Celtic were interested in him before and may well be still but for the price the Reds paid it’s worth seeing if he is a player that could really increase his value.
Ultimately, though, Jurgen Klopp sees him in training regularly and that will help the German make a call here.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.