Paul Robinson has tipped Nathaniel Clyne to leave Liverpool this summer and even suggested the defender may have already lined up his next club.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, believes the 29-year-old would have come to an agreement over the last two months if his long-term future was to be at Anfield.
Clyne is out of contract on 30 June and is expected to receive a new short-term deal that will see him remain at Anfield until the completion of the 2019/20 campaign.
Premier League clubs unanimously agreed last Monday to allow for players’ contracts to be extended, including loan deals, until the end of the season.
The right-back has not made a single appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side this campaign having spent the latter half of last season on loan at Bournemouth.
When asked by Football Insider if a move away from Anfield was now an inevitability when the season is concluded, Robinson said: “You would have to question his future.
“Having not played all season, I suspect that he will be looking for another club this summer if he has not already.
“I would not be surprised if he ends up elsewhere given that clubs have had a lot of time during this break to take care of paperwork and players contracts. Clubs have had plenty of time to thrash out deals.”
Football Insider revealed in March that the former England international to be one of five senior Reds players to be heading for a summer exit, along with Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, Loris Karius and Andy Lonergan.
Clyne has made 103 appearances for the Champions League holders since arriving from Southampton in 2015.