Sheffield United defender Ben Davies is still hopeful of returning to Liverpool and becoming part of the Reds’ first-team squad, according to Yorkshire Live journalist Nathan Hemmingham.
Davies signed for the Merseyside club back in January but he did not make an appearance for the Premier League side before moving on loan to Bramall Lane in the summer. Hemmingham claims the centre-back is focused on recovering his form and fitness with the Blades but he has not given up on his Liverpool career:
“I spoke to Ben recently. He said first and foremost he’s not thinking about anything major; it’s just about this season and playing again – and playing to the best of his ability and trying to get back to the player he was at Preston when Liverpool came in for him. Then in the summer, he wants to go back to Liverpool to see if the door is open because you don’t know what happens. He wants to have a good pre-season with Liverpool, see where the land lies, and see if he can try and impress the manager, Jurgen Klopp.”
It must be pointed out that Liverpool now have no less than five senior centre-backs in their squad. They signed Ibrahima Konate in the summer to bolster their numbers that already included Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Nat Phillips.
Davies is being rather optimistic if he believes he can move himself up the pecking order at his parent club. He may be better off simply aiming to impress enough to get a permanent move to United.