Preston accidentally confirm Ben Davies’ deadline day transfer to Liverpool

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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.

It would appear an official announcement from Liverpool is imminent, with the Championship side jumping the gun a little early!

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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.

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