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Liverpool manager Klopp on Davies signing: We wouldn't usually look at Preston!

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool would not usually look at Championship out Preston North End to sign new players.

The Reds completed a deadline day move for centre-back Ben Davies on Monday.

All four of Liverpool's centre-backs have been sidelined with injury, but Klopp will now to able to select Davies and fellow new arrival Ozan Kabak.

"What I like about Ben is it just shows that each situation creates opportunities," Klopp told the club's website.

"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."


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