At this time a day ago, nobody had even thought to link Liverpool with 25-year-old Preston North End centre half Ben Davies.
The player Liverpool will be getting will be a bit of a mystery to many, and it’s a big step up from mid-table in the Championship to the top end of the Premier League, but there are hints he could be worth more than £2M.
Preston’s need for money and a contract that expires in the summer, though, are driving their willingness to sell according to one journalist who covers the Championship club.
Said to have been one of that league’s standouts this season and more than ready to step up a level, Davies’ stats suggest a player capable in the air and comfortable playing a long passing game.
He should also offer an upgrade in the speed department compared to current depth options Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips, who have looked solid at times but whose lack of pace impacts the Reds’ ability to play a high line.