“I try to soak up all I can from the senior players in Austria”


Harvey Davies tries to soak up every second of his time with Liverpool’s first team in Austria.

The young Scouser is one of five goalkeepers currently with Jürgen Klopp’s side for the pre-season training camp in Salzburg.

And for Davies, being surrounded by such experience and talent for an extended period is a learning curve that can only benefit his young career.

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The 17-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “I take a lot of things – the senior players help me here and there.

“Adrian has taken me under his wing a bit and tries to give me some advice where he can, and it’s the same with Loris [Karius] as well as. They are all the best, Caoimhin [Kelleher] also and i have a good craic with it. But when it comes to work, we know where we need to be and what the level is.

“But it’s really good for me as a young goalkeeper – I’m the youngest goalkeeper here – and learning as much as I can is so important and [it] will also be useful to me in my career. I try to really absorb it all.

“It’s really important because you have tastes like Millie [James Milner], who is a leader and sets an example for everyone.

“As a young boy it’s really important to watch and see what they’re doing because he’s had a career in the top flight of English football for so long and it doesn’t come naturally. You have to be like him fundamentally to be successful is good.

“It would be good [to play in the friendlies] but I’m young, so I still have time for that. It would be nice to do that, but if it doesn’t, it won’t. But if it does, it is. “

The intensity of the training camp allowed many Liverpool players to recover by taking naps at the team’s hotel between sessions.

But when he’s not sleeping or going out to the training grounds, Davies has used his free time to further refine his table tennis partnership with Rhys Williams.

He continued, “After the first few sessions we went back into the room for a few hours and bowed our heads a bit.

“We played a little table tennis here and there with the boys. It gets a little competitive and after that you really need some sleep! We beat Pep [Lijnders] and Vitor [Matos] at that point so we’re not too bad but we have to work on it a bit.

“Me and him played a lot and I get the better of him sometimes, but it’s really fun.”

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Davies’ participation in Austrian training camp follows a historic 2020-21 campaign for the “plug”.

While helping Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s reach the FA Youth Cup final, he was also named Team of the Day for Champions League matches with RB Leipzig and Real Madrid.

When asked if he hopes the coming season could be more similar, Davies replied, “Yeah, I hope if things turn out like this again.

“I had a bit of a fortune last season and then took my opportunities when I could.

“I’m grateful to have been put on the bench and had experiences that I will never forget. As a young boy doing this in the Champions League, it was a really special experience.”


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