Danny Mills has claimed the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool has brought Nathaniel Clyne’s Anfield career to an end.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and Manchester City defender said that while both are brilliant full backs, the youngster’s exceptional performances means that the 28-year-old is now surplus to requirements on Merseyside.
Football Insider have exclusively revealed that Clyne’s agent is set for talks with the top brass at Liverpool, the player looking for a move back to old side Crystal Palace this summer after falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.
Mills says that Alexander-Arnold has blown him away since his breakthrough in Clyne’s absence and that he is the reason the former Southampton man, who has 14 caps for England, looks set for the exit.
“He went to Liverpool and at the time it looked like he was going to be England’s number two right back for a very long time,” Mills exclusively told Football Insider.
“I always thought he was a very good defender, brought up playing football in the right way. It just wasn’t to be. You get injured, somebody comes in – Trent Alexander-Arnold – and suddenly he maybe shows he has the edge on you. That’s life.
“If you do miss a period through injury and somebody gets the chance and does well, there’s nothing you can do about it, you just have to accept it. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been absolutely exceptional. He has been a revelation at Liverpool.
“He (Klopp) will think: ‘Right, I’ve got two right backs, both internationals, both earning good money – one is surplus to requirements.'”
Clyne managed to make just five appearances for Liverpool during the 2018/19, season, spending the second half of the campaign on loan at Bournemouth.
He has a total of 103 games under his belt during his time at Anfield, netting two goals.
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