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“Super move”: Jurgen Klopp gives his thoughts on forgotten star’s Liverpool exit

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Jurgen Klopp terms transfer of Ben Davies from Liverpool to Rangers a “super move”

Jurgen Klopp has made his thoughts known as Ben Davies completes a permanent transfer from Liverpool to Rangers. The fee agreed between the two clubs is said to be £4 million, including add-ons.

The centre-back completes a permanent move after a season-long loan at Sheffield United last campaign. The Englishman leaves without making a single appearance for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp, speaking to the official website (h/t Liverpool Echo), is delighted that a deal could be agreed upon. The German praised the Light Blues as a “big club”. The gaffer believes Davies belongs on the big stage.

“Super move. Very positive outcome.

“Rangers is a fantastic club, a big club. Ben belongs on a big stage for sure. European football as well. This presents a proper opportunity to demonstrate his quality and composure.”

While at Sheffield last season, the centre-back made 21 appearances for the Blades. The former Preston North End defender got game time in his legs and now moves to Scotland.

Rangers just missed out on the Europa League last season, being beaten in the final by Eintracht Frankfurt. The Scottish has built a pedigree in Europe over the years.

Klopp is happy that Davies is joining such a prestigious club. The German wishes him success and achievements with the Glasgow-based club.

Ben Davies leaves after an 18-month spell with Liverpool.
Ben Davies leaves after an 18-month spell with Liverpool. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

“We wish Ben nothing but the success he deserves and will be following from here as he goes on to make many achievements during the rest of his career.”

Davies arrived at Liverpool at a time when the Merseysiders were in dire need of centre-backs. Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez were all out injured.

This prompted the club to sign the 26-year-old from Preston in the winter window. But he didn’t feature for the side as Klopp trusted Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams in the final stages of the season. But the Englishman was still an important part of the squad.

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With our defensive stalwarts back, there was no place for Davies in the squad. Fans wish him the best for his future and hope the 26-year-old finds success in Scotland after his 18-month spell with Liverpool.