Robinson: Liverpool could sell Ben Davies without making debut

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Liverpool could sell central defender Ben Davies for a profit this summer despite being yet to make his debut, according to former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

The Reds were believed to have hijacked a deal that would see Davies join Celtic from Preston North End this summer, signing the 25-year-old as an emergency defender amidst an injury crisis.

Arriving on the same day as Ozan Kabak, who joined on loan from Schalke, Davies is yet to make an appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side, despite being fit and available.

Robinson has told Football Insider, the Reds could feasibly make a profit on their £2m outlay this summer regardless of whether he plays or not.

“If you are Davies you certainly do not want to leave so soon after signing so perhaps a loan would be beneficial for him next year. It is going to be extremely difficult for him to force his way into the Liverpool side when everybody is fit,”

“If they were to sell him they could turn a profit though because he didn’t cost much.”

Highly regarded from his Championship exploits, Liverpool fans have been unable to make a judgement on Davies’ defensive prowess in the early weeks of his career.
The use of Kabak has come as no surprise, having played German and Turkish top-flight beforehand.
However, it’s the place behind Rhys Williams and initially Nat Phillips in the pecking order that has raised eyebrows, albeit Phillips has gone on to more than prove his worth.
Obviously, a lot can change between now and the end of the season as Klopp himself cites the patience previously shown with now star performers, and we could see Davies come to fruition, but as things stand a summer sale may be best for all parties having served a purpose.

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