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Ben Davies 'Forced To Delete Embarrassing Tweet' Ahead Of Signing For Liverpool

Ben Davies 'Forced To Delete Embarrassing Tweet' Ahead Of Signing For Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he is "really looking forward to working" with former Preston defender Ben Davies.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Ben Davies has been left red-faced by eagle-eyed fans after he deleted an old tweet saying 'nobody likes Scousers' ahead of his move to Liverpool.

Liverpool spent £2m to secure the services of the 25-year-old defender from Preston on deadline day.

Jurgen Klopp has been in urgent need to bolster his defensive options thanks to injuries to Joel Matip and Fabinho.

And the Liverpool boss was also dealt an earlier blow in the season after injuries to first-choice centre-back duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

Davies will be a welcomed addition for Klopp to call upon, but the former Preston man probably regrets the cheeky swipe that he made to Scousers.

In the now-deleted tweet, the Liverpool new boy said: "Nobody likes Scousers. Not even Scousers like Scousers."

Klopp has revealed that he is "really looking forward to working" with Davies, saying the club sees "the quality and we see the potential as well" in him.

The 53-year-old German told Liverpool's official website: "What I like about Ben is it just shows that each situation creates opportunities.

"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. It's not really likely.

"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.'

"He's a boy who played his whole life for Preston, is around the corner pretty much.

"We see the potential really. We see the quality and we see the potential as well because he's 25 and there's a lot to come for him. I love a lot about his play.

"He's a really good footballer, looks like a proper leader in this Preston team, good in challenges, looks football smart, can play different positions because he played in a back three and a back four and all these things.

"That makes him really interesting so I'm really looking forward to working with him.

"I know for him it's an opportunity and I see it exactly the same for us, that it's a really good thing to do."

Liverpool also secured the services of Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak from Schalke in a loan deal.

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