Liverpool defender Ben Davies has joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan.
Virgil van Dijk
long-term injuries forced
on loan, and
in a permanent deal fromPreston North End
However, the 26-year-old has not made a first-team appearance for the Reds since his move in February.
The center-back isSheffield United
's first signing and will be aiming to help his side return to the Premier League following relegation to the Championship last season.
"Really happy to be here, to be honest,"
Davies told United's website,
"[I] got some good, exciting feelings coming in."
"I've always liked Sheffield United as a club, playing against 'em.
"Obviously coming to the stadium I saw on Saturday they had 29,000 fans in, which was a pull.
"I like the manager, I like the way that he plays football. I think we've got some great players here, and I think we've got a good chance of bouncing straight back up."
Davies made 145 appearances for Preston before his move to Liverpool.
Davies could feature in his side’s game againstWest Brom
in the Championship on Wednesday.
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