PREMIER - Ben Davies still eyeing future with Liverpool after Sheffield loan
Liverpool defender Ben Davies has not given up on a future at the club. When he signed from Preston North End last January, the Reds had a litany of injuries at centre-half. Now the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are fit to play.
Davies is on loan at Sheffield United in the Championship this season, but he still has hopes of breaking through at Anfield.
"I spoke to Ben recently," said reporter Nathan Hemmingham on a special Blood Red podcast, via the Liverpool Echo.
"He said first and foremost he's not thinking about anything major; it's just about this season and playing again - and playing to the best of his ability and trying to get back to the player he was at Preston when Liverpool came in for him.
"Then in the summer he wants to go back to Liverpool to see if the door is open, because you don't know what happens.
"He wants to have a good pre-season with Liverpool, see where the land lies, and see if he can try and impress the manager, Jurgen Klopp.
"But if Liverpool are happy to let him leave permanently, I'm sure, providing he impresses and become the player everyone who has tracked him these past 12 months have been convinced he is, Sheffield United will be looking at that."