Keinan Davis looked on his way out of Aston Villa this summer after a successful loan spell at Nottingham Forest, but the 24-year-old may not be joining the Reds permanently now, so he’s due to report to Bodymoor Heath for pre-season training.

Davis struggled for goals in the top-flight and found himself behind Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings in the pecking order, so he was loaned out to Forest to get more playing time at a level he can thrive at. The plan worked, as the 24-year-old had a hand in seven goals from 15 appearances and helped Forest achieve promotion.

The Reds were expected to turn his move permanent for £15m, but they appear to have cooled their interest and turned their attentions to Taiwo Awoniyi and Moise Kean. So now Steven Gerrard will run the rule over Davis in pre-season unless his asking price is met.

The 24-year-old has scored eight goals with seven assists from 86 appearances since joining Villa from Biggleswade Town in 2015, so he’s never been a prolific striker. And with Cameron Archer boasting 17 goals in 36 games for the U23s, netting seven goals in 20 games on loan at Preston and bagging four goals in three games for England’s U21s, he has more of a Villa future than Davis.

But with a £15m asking price, suitors might be hesistant to make a move.

In other news, Steven Gerrard should loan out Jaden Philogene-Bidace next season