Davies on Anfield goal & his future

Last updated : 22 January 2002 By Christian Kelly
Kevin Davies may have made a scoring return into the first team against Liverpool. But there is still a long way to go for the him, if he is to be a regular contender for a place. Although he got the equalising goal, and took it well, he was only really in the team because of Delgado's language problems and he did look short of some match sharpness. Davies was told to stake a claim for a striker's position by Stuart Gray although there is nothing to stop Gordon Strachan using him on the right side of midfield. Indeed Graeme Souness envisaged Davies playing on the right when he arrived at the club form Chesterfield.

Davies is just happy to be back in the reckoning saying: "I have always wanted to score a goal at Anfield. I am hoping this is a new start for me," said Davies. "It is the start of a new year and what I've now got to do is to keep scoring goals. The fitness and sharpness will come. I said before the game I really wanted to score a goal at Anfield. I've never scored here before. I'm paid to score goals, so I'm very pleased."

"I know a couple of injuries have let me in, but that is football," said Davies. "Marian and Beatts have done very well, so I can't really complain about not being in the squad.

"I have kept going. I had the chance to go on loan, which I turned down. I wasn't surprised about the loan move because, at the end of the day, I was sixth choice and I want to play football.

"It was a tough decision. I don't want to leave since I've just settled into a new house. But I have earned the chance, and the position with me right now is to make it difficult for the manager to leave me out."