Chelsea has decided to sanction winger Isaac Christie-Davies’ exit Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and he has agreed to head to Liverpool on a trial, it has been confirmed.
Liverpool Under-23s manager Neil Critchley has made it public that Christie-Davies, 20, has been on Merseyside, training at the Reds’ Kirby training base.
The left-winger featured in the Premier League 2 defeat to Leicester’s Under-23s side earlier this week and the Liverpool Echo reports that he will get another chance to impress against Manchester United’s development side on Friday night.
Christie-Davies has never made a senior appearance for Chelsea, but Critchley believes that the Brighton-born flyer is still a player with a lot of quality.
“Isaac has been notified by Chelsea that his contract won’t be renewed so we are taking the opportunity to have a look at him,” Critchley said to the Echo.
“He was in for a few days of training before the Leicester game but it would be unfair to judge him off the back of that game because of how young we were as a side.
“I thought he showed more of what he’s about in the second half. If you have been at Chelsea for so many years, you’ve clearly got ability. We saw some of that in the second half and I think we’ll see more of that on Friday night.
“It’s open-ended how long he’s here. We don’t have another game after Friday for 10 days so we’ll review it then.”
Football Insider verdict
Christie-Davies is probably not someone who will ever make Liverpool’s first-team due to the attacking talent, but he is certainly someone who could make an impact for their Under-23s side next season. It may be best for his development though if he seeks first-team football lower down in the Football League ladder, as it could seriously hinder his progress if he spends two years playing kids football on Merseyside. This trial will be a good exercise for him though as he gets the chance to play with different players and experience Liverpool’s great facilities.
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