'Sell him in the summer' - Liverpool fans don't want 26-year-old international back in the team
Nathaniel Clyne made a successful return to action following a long-term injury as he helped Liverpool U23s run riot against Stoke City with a 4-0 win in the Premier League Cup on Sunday.
It was the defender’s first game this season after a back injury sustained in pre-season had kept him sidelined for the Reds but he managed to complete the full ninety minutes.
After hearing news of the right-back’s comeback supporters were not exactly overwhelmed and there were even calls to keep the 26-year-old with the U23s and be sold in the summer.
One fan said, ‘Hard to see how Clyne gets a look in,’ and another backed up that opinion by saying, ‘Clyne is done imo.’
Trent Alexander-Arnold has capitalised in the former Southampton star’s absence and between the 19-year-old and Joe Gomez, the full-back position looks as though it may be sorted.
Liverpool’s defence has been an Achilles heel in an otherwise productive season for the Anfield outfit, who continue to push for Champions League qualification next season, as well as progression in Europe’s top competition.
The Reds have the second worst defensive record out of the sides in the Premier League’s top seven but the arrival of Virgil van Dijk seems to have calmed their issues at the back.
Keep him in U23 till the end of the season and sell him in the summer. The two lads are our future. Both TAA and Joe are better in my opinion.
— AL48 (@AL48C) February 26, 2018
And let him stay there
— LennyRodriguez1 (@Rodriguez1Lenny) February 26, 2018
Bit harsh.. Trent is doing the business though. Hard to see how Clyne gets a look in.
— brn442 (@brn442) February 26, 2018
Suspect he’s been worried about the form of TTA
— Bryn Harvey (@HarveyBryn) February 27, 2018
"adept both in the air and on the ground"
Think writer has forgotten Clynes performances! Solid player, but certainly far from adept aerially. Bordering woeful quite frankly. Only 23% of aerial duels won in 16/17 season.
— Sadioinho (@Sadioinho) February 26, 2018
I don't see how he gets a sniff in the side ahead of Trent or Gomez who havent put a foot wrong this season. TAA is great when we need to break down small teams with his attacking threat and his delivery and Gomez against the big teams with his speed and power. Clyne is done imo
— Dre Emerson (@Lfc___Latest) February 26, 2018
He can stay on the bench for a while
— Father Plaggy ???????? (@Plaggyinho) February 20, 2018
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