Liverpool are attempting to hijack Celtic’s efforts to sign Preston North End defender Ben Davies, according to reports.
A bold move for Davies
The Reds started Sunday’s Premier League game against West Ham United without an established centre-back at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho and Joel Matip all sidelined.
But Football Insider have revealed that the Merseysiders have made a £2m bid for the 25-year-old, as they look for a solution to their defensive issues.
Ostracised Reds’ youngster Sepp van den Berg has been linked with a move to Deepdale on a six-month loan spell, which might be incorporated into Davies’ move, with him in the other direction.
Celtic have reportedly offered a contract to Davies, who has made it clear that he wants to leave the Lancashire over the past few months, but Liverpool will reportedly look hijack their bid to sign him.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This has come completely out of the blue, considering Liverpool were originally prepared to stick with the assets they already have.
Realistically, this is probably the best that Liverpool will get as clubs will more than likely try to financially take advantage of the Reds’ well-documented defensive crisis that they find themselves in.
However, Liverpool must be wary. Davies has had a reoccurring hamstring injury over the past two seasons, one which has seen him miss a total of 16 games. Any aggravation could send Klopp back to square one.
The Premier League champions do not have long left to resolve their issues and if Davies is the man they are after, then they must offer up what Preston are demanding. If not, then identify another target. Their title challenge may depend on it.
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