Harvey Davies grateful after first senior appearance for Liverpool in Crystal Palace win
Fans may not think too highly of pre-season in terms of the consequences of results, but for Harvey Davies, one such friendly turned out to be one of the proudest moments of his life so far.
The 18-year-old local lad was with the England U19 team that won the U19 UEFA Euros earlier this summer. And now, he has taken a big step in his career after making his first senior appearance for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s men took on Crystal Palace in Singapore earlier this week, where Alisson Becker was rested. Adrian San Miguel started the game, but young Davies came on in the second half in front of a packed Singapore National Stadium.
The Reds won 2-0 with goals from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah. When asked if this game is the highlight of his young career so far, he said to Liverpool.com:
“Definitely. It’s right up there, it definitely is in the top. Like I say, it’s an incredibly proud moment and I’ll never forget this.”
Such moments are not just special for the player, but for those close to them as well. Davies started off the chat with Liverpool.com by mentioning that he knew his family was watching on from home after not being able to make it to Singapore.
“It’s a really proud moment for me and my family. I know they were all watching back home; it was a bit of a shame they couldn’t be here but I know they will be absolutely really proud of me and I’m really happy for myself as well.”
A product of the Liverpool youth academy, the youngster would know the competition for places in this current LFC team. The high of representing the senior side in Singapore would have to be balanced by the humbling reality that he may struggle to become a regular for us in the near future.
Caoimhin Kelleher is already Alisson Becker’s backup while Adrian San Miguel continues to be our third-choice goalkeeper. The Spaniard isn’t the youngest man around in the business and perhaps that is the time when Davies can aim for a bigger role in the first-team set-up.
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For now, he must focus on building on from this summer where he enjoyed a taste of success with both England as well as the Reds.