Liverpool have had their signing of Ben Davies prematurely announced by Preston North End.
The Championship club confirmed a deal to take Liam Lindsay to Deepdale Stadium and mentioned – in a now deleted statement on their website – that the Stoke City man will take the No.6 shirt left vacant by Davies, after signing off on a transfer to the Premier League Champions.
✍️ 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝗮𝗺!
Preston North End have signed Scottish centre half Liam Lindsay on loan from Championship rivals Stoke City.
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) February 1, 2021
It would appear an official announcement from Liverpool is imminent, with the Championship side jumping the gun a little early!
The Reds were in desperate need of defensive reinforcements this month, so the news of both the Preston stalwart and 20-year-old Ozan Kabak signing tonight will be very welcome.
In the Englishman, Liverpool are getting a solid option at the back in the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Davies is 6’1″ and capable of playing at left-back when called upon – which is a very desirable trait, especially given how much Jurgen Klopp likes players who are versatile.
The left-footed defender isn’t renowned for this aerial ability, but is more than capable of playing the ball out from the back, which could compliment Nat Phillips’ game very well.