By John Reid
Liverpool man Nathaniel Clyne has delivered a message to Liverpool fans following the news that he could be sidelined for three months after a back operation.
The right-back took to social media to reveal that he had a ‘small and successful’ op, and that he hopes ‘things are on the up’ after a ‘frustrating period’.
Clyne shared the message on his official Twitter page on Tuesday.
Frustrating period for me but hopefully now things are on the up! Had a small & successful op and working hard to get back on the pitch #YNWA
— Nathaniel Clyne (@Nathaniel_Clyne) November 14, 2017
Clyne hasn’t featured for Liverpool this season, but was a mainstay in the first team last season, playing 37 games.
The right-back began his career at Crystal Palace, where he became the youngest player to play every single minute of a league season at the age of 20.
After winning the Crystal Palace player of the year award, Clyne signed for Southampton in 2012.
Clyne stayed at St Mary’s stadium for three years, making his England debut in the process, in a game against Slovenia.
He signed for Liverpool in July 2015, for a fee of £12.5 million.
Clyne has become Liverpool’s first choice right-back since joining the Reds, playing 52 times in his first season at Anfield and 41 times last season.
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