Liverpool journalist Joel Rabinowitz has been sharing his thoughts on Reds defender Ben Davies and his future at the Merseyside club.
This comes after Rabinowitz made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning the Merseyside club.
During the episode, Rabinowitz was asked to share his thoughts on the likelihood of Davies being sold by the club during the upcoming summer transfer window, despite only joining the club during the previous January window.
In response, Rabinowitz had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think they’ll sell him in the summer, that would just seem such an un-Klopp, un-Liverpool thing to do – literally to get a player for six months to make a cheap buck.
“And I think they will need numbers next season because we don’t know what kind of shape the centre-backs coming back from injury will actually be in and how long it will take them to get back to the level we want.
“So, I think having him in the squad next season definitely makes sense, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the first time we actually see him play for Liverpool is a pre-season game at some point in the summer.”
As mentioned earlier, Liverpool signed Davies back in the previous January window from Championship side Preston North End for a fee of £1.67 million.
TIF Thoughts on Joel Rabinowitz’s comments on Davies and his future at Liverpool…
Taking this into account, it’s understandable why the question about whether or not the defender could find himself out of the club in the summer was raised to Rabinowitz.
Do you think Liverpool will sell Davies this summer?
Given how Liverpool currently have three of their senior centre-backs out of action through injury, it seems plausible that Davies will make at least one appearance for the Reds before the end of the season.
In our view, it wouldn’t make much sense to sell Davies in the summer if he hasn’t been given the chance to show what he can do on the pitch, so it would perhaps be sensible to keep hold of him in the squad and use him when he’s ready to play.