Liverpool has found their centre-back target after agreeing fee of £2m

Ben Davies of Preston North End (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Ben Davies of Preston North End (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Liverpool have acquired the services of Ben Davies from Preston North End to solve their defender crisis. The player will join the Reds while Sepp van den Berg will head in the other direction.

The Reds have concluded their search for a centre-back after settling at £2m to pay for Ben Davies, plus one of their youngsters are heading in the other direction on loan to help them not endure a CB situation where they are caught short-staffed.

"#LFC agree a fee of £2m with Preston for Ben Davies. Van den Berg going the other way on loan."

The news comes off the back of a massive victory against an in-form West Ham side. The Reds looked to be inches away from being their best, scoring effortlessly while teams try and sit deep in their own halves.

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This coming after not finding the back of the net in four Premier League fixtures afore their six goals in two games run. The reason they are still not their fluent best? They conceded an unnecessary goal, which was a gifted consolation goal for the Hammers.

This is why it is important for Davies to be added to the Reds’ roster. However, he will not be received well by the Red Army. They were expecting a CB with better top-flight experience.

But the club made it clear they are only looking for a short-term option and were unwilling to spend too many millions on a defender that might sit on the bench when Jurgen Klopp’s preferred centre-backs return to full fitness.

Ben Davies is a big central defender at 1,85 m (6.1ft)

Not sure what the club were looking for in a centre-back but if they wanted somebody that can become a huge aerial threat for them at 1.85m. Liverpool’s set-piece presence has lacked a big figure since Virgil van Dijk sustained a long-term injury.

Scoring from set-pieces have been few and far between. Over at the other end, failing to not concede from a dead-ball situation has been more often than not.

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They will be hoping this work as well as some of their previous January transfers and he hits the ground running.

What do you think of Liverpool’s addition of Ben Davies from Preston North End?