The Ben Davies transfer saga was one of those stories that summed up Celtic’s season. The done deal that never was baffled the Celtic fans and caused serious embarrassment to the Parkhead hierarchy. Then boss, Neil Lennon, was convinced he had his man and it was widely reported by the Scottish media that the ‘deal was done‘.
Amazingly, Liverpool stepped in and stole a march on the deal as news emerged that Davies hadn’t signed the deal and was still available to move to another club. £500,000 later and a SIGNED contract later, Davies was a Kopite and Celtic were left reeling.
As details emerged on how the deal fell through (as reported by Vital Celtic), the big defender has yet to appear for The Reds this season and his misery was further compounded at the weekend when Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, opted for academy graduate Ryhs Williams to start in the 2-0 home win against Southampton.
In fact, Davies never even made the matchday squad and how he must be thinking what he needs to do to play for Liverpool or will he need to move on to resurrect his now seemingly flailing career?
Klopp addressed leaving his winter window signing out of the squad and what he said doesn’t look good for the big defender, “For Ben it’s not easy in our situation; we brought him in and he has to adapt and all of these kind of things. He is a really good player.
“If you bring one new player and then a second new player it changes everything, so we have to see which decision we make for it.”
Klopp’s words are ominous for Davies and it looks like his Liverpool career is over before it has even started. Would Celtic look to make their move again as they aim to rebuild the squad in the summer?