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Liverpool Fans Loved Jurgen Klopp's Heartwarming Gesture To Ben Davies On Debut

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Liverpool Fans Loved Jurgen Klopp's Heartwarming Gesture To Ben Davies On Debut

Ben Davies finally made his Liverpool debut and he got a lot of love from manager Jurgen Klopp beforehand.

The 25-year-old signed for the Reds on deadline day in January when they were in the middle of a centre-back crisis following injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

But despite the shock £1.6 million transfer from Preston, Davies did not play a single minute of football for Liverpool and fans likely forget that he existed.

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However, the former Fleetwood Town and York City man was named in Klopp's starting XI for the club's first pre-season friendly against Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck.

Even if it wasn't a competitive fixture - and the game only listed 30 minutes - it was a huge moment for Davies.

And as he walked out onto the pitch, Klopp waited for the defender before calling him back to give him a warm embrace.

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The wholesome moment was captured by the LFCTV cameras and supporters loved it.

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Davies is still looking for his first competitive outing in a Liverpool shirt but does appear to have a future at Anfield, even if it's as a fifth-choice centre-back.

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In March, Klopp said it would take time for him to settle into his new environment.

"Ben is a really good player but he has to get used to all this stuff here as well, that's how it is. We still have options and hopefully, it will stay like this," Klopp explained, as per This is Anfield.

"I don't make these kinds of judgments [if he is not to play this season]. I don't tell Ben we have just to train until mid-May and then we see further, no.

"It will take as long as it takes."

Featured Image Credit: LFC

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Jurgen Klopp

Josh Lawless
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