Robinson: Liverpool could sell Davies for profit before he even makes his debut
Liverpool could sell Ben Davies for a profit this summer even though he is yet to make his debut, according to Paul Robinson.
However, the former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said a loan move would be best for the 25-year-old who moved to Anfield on deadline day from Preston North End.
As revealed by Football Insider, Liverpool hijacked Celtic’s deal to sign the centre-half in January ahead of him becoming a free agent in the summer.
His contract situation allowed the Premier League champions to secure his signature for less than £2million.
However, he is yet to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side with Nat Phillips, Ozan Kabak and Rhys Williams all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.
When asked whether Davies could leave Anfield without having played a game, Robinson told Football Insider:
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“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.
“He is only young though so maybe a loan is a better option.”
Klopp remained coy when quizzed about Davies’ lack of game time this year, he said: “Ben is a really good player but he has to get used to all this stuff here as well, that’s how it is.
“Ben will play when he will play.”