Ben Davies has signed a season-long loan deal with Championship side Sheffield United.
It sees a return to the league for the defender just six months after leaving Preston North End to complete a dream move to Liverpool.
Sheffield United are not thought to have an option to buy Davies at the end of the loan as Liverpool were reluctant to include that.
The left-footed defender leaves Anfield without making a competitive appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool fans are left wondering whether they will ever see him play for the club, with many questioning the signing in the first place.
Sheffield United fans are unsure whether it is a good signing for them, with his lack of action in 2021, but others feel as if he will be a good fit for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side who are hoping for an immediate return to the Premier League.
For Preston North End fans however, they are frustrated that Davies has yet to make a deserved appearance in the top flight, and they will have to face him twice this season. The first of the fixtures isn’t too far away, as The Lilywhites travel to Bramall Lane on the 14th September.
Good luck Ben. Took a chance of a lifetime and regardless of where your career ends up, you got to experience training with world-class players under the direction of a world-class manager. Everyone in Barrow is so proud of you. Hopefully you can get promoted with #SUFC 🤞 #YNWA
— Lost&Alone (@LostAlone37) August 16, 2021
I went to the Osasuna friendly and he came on as a sub, this is the only evidence I have that he actually exists.
— Baz (@l3azza) August 16, 2021
We are desperate for a LCB with our main man out injured. He will walk into the side once up to matchday fitness levels. He may be sat on the bench in the PL. Liverpool want him to get game time.
— Kerrie roebuck (@KerrieRoebuck) August 16, 2021
Not sure what to think on this definitely 1 of Liverpool strangest transfers
— Trust In Klopp (@in_klopp) August 16, 2021
I’m still wondering how this man landed in Liverpool. He never got a chance even in pre season friendlies he got only some bites. Best of luck to him he deserves to play football whatever the club is.
— ⵉⴱⵜⵉⵙⴻⵎ (@Dasmile25) August 16, 2021
Good luck to him & glad he’s getting to play footy again. It must be hard going from playing all the time to not playing for months, he’s a talented player & has dealt with the last few months in a classy way #ynwa 👏👏👏
— Steph 🔴⚪ (@lizzleinbrizzle) August 16, 2021
— Lee McCormack (@LeeMcCo14221720) August 16, 2021
Best in the league
— Gareth (@GarethPNE03) August 16, 2021
Class act , good luck from pne
— jesus (@jesus59089531) August 16, 2021
Very good ball playing centre half you lot have got, calm and composed on the ball.
— Edd (@eddpne) August 16, 2021
Will probably make atleast £10m profit on him.
It’s a great deal
— Chem 2006* (@Chem2006) August 16, 2021
Ben Davies could make his debut on Wednesday night up against another former Preston player in Callum Robinson, as Sheffield United face West Bromwich Albion away.