By Laura O’Leary
Liverpool fans took to social media to share their disappointment over Nathaniel Clyne being ruled out for a further three months due to injury.
The Reds confirmed that Nathaniel Clyne has suffered another injury set-back and has undergone back surgery to address the issue.
The defender has not featured this season for Liverpool after picking up an injury in the pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers on July 12.
Jurgen Klopp revealed two weeks ago that the right-back had returned to light training and was in the next stage of his recovery before this latest development.
The set-back is a blow to Liverpool but it also has damaged Clyne’s claim to be a part of Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in the summer.
The defender won’t be able to feature for Liverpool until February at the earliest, so will have limited time in which to impressed Southgate.
Clyne has been at Anfield since July 2015 after he made the move from Southampton.
Since being at the Reds, the defender has made 93 appearances, scored two goals and grabbed five assists.
In his absence from the team, Klopp has opted to alternate between Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold as his choice of right-back.
Here are some of the best reactions to Clyne’s injury woes:
Thoughts go out to Nathaniel Clyne on a speedy recovery from his back operation. A footballers professional career is short and it will an absolute shame if he misses the majority of Liverpool's season and the world cup finals in Russia. Best wishes and get well soon! #LFC
— LFC-TM (@Its_all_left) November 14, 2017
Tough on Clyne. Hard to remember he’s only 26 and should be hitting the prime of his career. Unfortunate timing for a missed season with two hungry, young RBs coming up behind him #LFC
— LFC Commentary (@lfc_comments) November 14, 2017
What happened to Clyne?
He wasn't this prone to injury.#LFC ???? ????????????
— JOSH ™ (@JoshMclenses) November 14, 2017
Bad News on Clyne.. stil gives the best balance at RB for me.. #LFC
— Kevin Coleman (@kevlar1407) November 13, 2017
Clyne isn’t gonna play again this season is he? Know a few reds who wouldn’t be bothered by that but I rate him #lfc
— What's App Ricky (@mrpaulmilligan) November 13, 2017
Bad bad news that about Clyne..still our best full back at the club #LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) November 13, 2017
We're never gonna see Nathaniel Clyne again are we? Feel bad for him, rotten luck with injuries. #LFC
— Conor H 1997 ???????? (@conorYNWA1) November 13, 2017
As much as I'm loving Gomez & TAA getting regular 1st team football at #LFC, basically a season without Clyne is such a loss ????
— Joshua Kekana (@JoshuaKekana) November 13, 2017
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