Liverpool defender Ben Davies has told The Mirror that he felt as if he had been ‘mentally released’ when he sealed a loan move to Sheffield United.
The 26-year-old was ‘becoming aware’ that he was well down the centre-back pecking order at Anfield, even being as low as ‘fifth or sixth choice’, but the ‘promise of playing games’ for the Blades in the Championship has revitalised him.
Davies’ Liverpool struggle
Liverpool signed Davies from Preston North End in January in a £2m deal. Along with Turkey international Ozan Kabak, he arrived in the midst of a defensive injury crisis at Anfield, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all ruled out for the remainder of the season.
However, the Englishman still didn’t see a minute of competitive action before the end of the campaign as Klopp demonstrated a preference for the likes of Kabak, Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams. In fact, his only outing for the Reds to date has come in a pre-season mini-game against VfB Stuttgart.
Liverpool fans express sympathy for Davies
Twitter fan feed Anfield Edition relayed Davies’ comments, and here’s what some Liverpool supporters made of the 26-year-old’s words.
“This lad was poorly treated”
“I felt sorry for him. Even when Kabak got injured didn’t get a look in. I hope he progresses well in his career”
“Genuinely feel for the guy, came into impossible circumstances, tried his best, wasn’t meant to be. Hope he does well at Sheffield”
“This lad has been properly mugged off”
“Good lad, we done the dirty on him and he continued to be completely respectful. Hope he does well there”
“He was treated terribly tbf. He’s much better than Rhys and should have played his games”
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