Danny Mills has admitted it is “weird” Liverpool have no plans to sell Ben Davies this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Manchester City defender suggested Liverpool may U-turn on their decision when Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez’s return to full fitness.

The Athletic‘s James Pearce reports Davies has been told he still has a future at Anfield despite the fact he is yet to make his debut for the Reds.

Football Insider broke the news in January that Liverpool had hijacked Celtic’s swoop for the then Preston North End defender.

“Liverpool have got Gomez, Van Dijk and [Joel] Matip all coming back from injury,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“To say they’re not going to sell Ben Davies… I’m not sure why they signed him in the first place. That’s a bit of a weird one.

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“Unless they are thinking of offloading others and keeping Ben Davies around as a replacement.

“But is that necessary when he was a replacement this year and he’s not been involved in any way, shape or form?

“I’m sure he’s been rewarded financially for the move but it can’t have been that much fun.

“Liverpool haven’t been playing well since January. They’ve picked up recently and might make it into the Champions League.

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“They just need to tidy that up that squad and see who comes back fit.

“They might want to wait because Gomez and Van Dijk haven’t played any games. They need to see them in the early parts of the season. Even if all the indicators are great in training, you need to see them in games and how they hold up.”

In other news, a blockbuster Liverpool player transfer faces collapse after verbal agreement.