Davies with Preston North End in 2016
|Full name||Benjamin Keith Davies|
|Date of birth||11 August 1995|
|Place of birth||Barrow-in-Furness, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|–2013||Preston North End|
|2013–2021||Preston North End||136||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ York City (loan)||44||(0)|
|2014||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||3||(0)|
|2015||→ Southport (loan)||9||(0)|
|2016||→ Newport County (loan)||19||(0)|
|2017||→ Fleetwood Town (loan)||22||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:57, 28 January 2021 (UTC)|
Benjamin Keith Davies (born 11 August 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool.
Davies spent most of his early career with Preston North End, and has had loan spells with York City, Tranmere Rovers, Southport, Newport County, and Fleetwood Town.
Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Davies signed with the youth system at Preston North End after being spotted playing for Furness Rovers aged 11. He made his debut for the first team in a home 2–2 draw against Coventry City on 26 January 2013 at the age of 17 years, completing 83 minutes before being replaced by David Buchanan. During the match, he provided an assist for Nicky Wroe's 60th-minute equaliser and picked up a yellow card for a foul on Cyrus Christie. He drew praise from Preston manager Graham Westley, who likened Davies' transition into the first team to that of George Boyd at Stevenage. Davies kept his place for the next match at home against Shreswbury Town. His second match did not go as well as his debut, conceding a 90th-minute penalty (for which he picked up a booking), fouling Marvin Morgan in the penalty box. He was substituted shortly after for Paul Huntington, with Preston to ultimately lose the match. He signed a one-year professional contract at Preston, with an option to extend for a second year, in May 2013, after being named the club's Scholar of the Year for the 2012–13 season.
Davies joined League Two club York City on 19 July 2013 on a one-month loan. He made his debut in a 1–0 home win over Northampton Town on 3 August 2013, in the first match of 2013–14. On 15 August 2013, his loan was extended until January 2014, having appeared in York's opening two matches. He signed a two-year contract extension at the end of the season. He played 47 times for York City as they qualified for the League Two play-offs, but lost 1–0 to Fleetwood Town in the semi-final.
Davies joined Tranmere Rovers of League Two on 19 September 2014 on a one-month loan and made his debut a day later in a 2–1 home defeat to Exeter City. He played in four matches for Tranmere, returning to Preston once the loan ended on 22 October 2014. He joined National League club Southport on 11 September 2015 on a one-month loan, and made his debut a day later in a 2–1 away defeat to Forest Green Rovers. Davies was recalled by Preston on 20 October 2015, to provide cover for injured defensive players, having made nine appearances for Southport.
On 7 January 2016, Davies joined Newport County of League Two on a one-month youth loan, subsequently extended until the end of 2015–16. He made 19 league appearances for Newport County.
On 2 January 2017, Davies joined League One club Fleetwood Town on loan for the remainder of 2016–17. He made his debut for the club on the same day, starting a 1–0 away win over Shrewsbury Town. He made 22 league appearances for Fleetwood Town and scored once as they qualified for the play-offs, though Fleetwood were knocked out by Bradford City in the semi-final. Davies signed a new three-year contract in July 2017. He signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal in March 2018. Davies won Preston's Young Player of the Year award for the 2017–18 season. He won Preston's Player of the year award for the 2018–19 season, as well as the Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year award.
On 1 February 2021, Davies moved to Liverpool on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be an initial fee of £500,000, plus £1.1m in performance-related add-ons. Sepp van den Berg also moved in opposite direction on loan for the rest of the season as part of the deal. Davies joined Liverpool on the same day as Ozan Kabak.
Davies is a left-sided centre-back who can also play at left-back.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Preston North End||2012–13||League One||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|York City (loan)||2013–14||League Two||44||0||—||—||3[a]||0||47||0|
|Tranmere Rovers (loan)||2014–15||League Two||3||0||—||—||1[b]||0||4||0|
|Southport (loan)||2015–16||National League||9||0||—||—||—||9||0|
|Newport County (loan)||2015–16||League Two||19||0||1||0||—||—||20||0|
|Fleetwood Town (loan)||2016–17||League One||22||1||2||0||—||2[c]||0||26||1|
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