Celtic have been tipped to renew their interest in Liverpool deadline day signing, Ben Davies, according to the Daily Express

Prior to his arrival at Anfield, the Preston North End academy graduate was close to signing a pre-contract agreement with the Parkhead side.

However, Jurgen Klopp reeled him in from beneath then-manager Neil Lennon's grasp to sign the 25-year-old for £1.6million.

Since he joined the Premier League champions, he has been on the bench twice out of a possible eight matches in the top-flight.

There has been a lot of question marks surrounding the former Preston defender and why he has yet to feature for the Reds.

Something the German head coach spoke about recently, as quoted by This is Anfield, the 53-year-old said:

“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.

“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. But the problem was that it was clear that we will not start with two new centre-halves if we don’t have to because of the situation."

Davies arrived in L4 hours before Ozan Kabak joined Liverpool on loan from struggling Bundesliga side, Schalke.

Kabak arrived on loan with an option to sign on a permanent basis.

The Turk has formed a decent partnership with Nat Phillips with the pair boasting two clean sheets in their previous two matches. 

They both starred as Liverpool staggered to a 1-0 win at Molineux on Monday, a result that saw them leapfrog their Stanley Park rivals into sixth.


The Express reports that managerless Celtic have been backed to take advantage of the defender's situation.

Former Leeds and Coventry forward Noel Whelan believes they'll have a close eye on him.

“They’ll probably have a close eye on him in the summer," He said.

"It’s a team that’s in transition, looking for a new manager, new players, a fresh start, a change in personnel and structure.

“It doesn’t surprise me that they’re still hovering around Davies.

“With Liverpool, you talk about new signings and the players they feel are good enough for the club and they clearly don’t feel that he is good enough."

The Reds have nine games left with the champions sitting five points off the European places, as it remains to be seen when their other deadline day signing will make his debut.