Ben Davies
Ben Davies

Liverpool has signed Ben Davis of the championship club Preston.

The Defender aged 25years was out of contract in summer and had agreed a pre-contract terms with Celtic.


The Premier League champions, who agreed a transfer fee for Davies on Sunday, have sent 19-year-old Centre-Back Sepp Van Den Berg to Deepdale on loan until the end of the season as part of the deal.

Liverpool have paid an amount of £500,000 up front for Davis but Preston could receive add-ons totaling up to £1.1m.

The championship club will return a 20 percent sell-on clause on the defender.

On signing a long-term contract, Davies told “It’s a huge opportunity. Obviously it came as a bit of a surprise when it first came but once you start to get your head around it, the opportunity that is in front of me is incredible. I’d be silly to not make the most of it and learn off the players [at the club].

“I’ve never actually been to Anfield and I haven’t had a look around yet. I had a quick look out and had a look at the pitch and it looks like a carpet, which obviously you’d expect.

“I haven’t actually walked out of the tunnel yet, so I’m looking forward to that. Just to be in this kind of atmosphere is brilliant.”

“I think it’s probably clear that in a normal transfer window, without any issues, we would not look at Preston if there’s a player for us or something like that,” Jurgen Klopp said.

“But since we saw him and since our situation got clearer and clearer – the problems we had – when we saw him we got really excited about it and thought, ‘Wow.’