Liverpool can’t let Clyne leave until a replacement is found

Liverpool can’t let Clyne leave until a replacement is found

According to the BBC, Cardiff manager Neil Warnock is interested in signing Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne in January. 

The move would see a reunion between the pair, after they worked with one another when Warnock was manager of Crystal Palace.

The England international has not featured for The Reds this season in the Premier League, and has had to settle with a League Cup appearance, as he is clearly not the favourite at Anfield under manager Jürgen Klopp. The German prefers 20-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Clyne has been left out in the cold.

However, The Reds have been exposed recently to have a severe lack of right-backs. Injuries to TAA and Clyne saw Klopp field James Milner as a right-back against Bournemouth last week. It would be absurd for Liverpool to let Clyne and leave only one player in that position left at the club, regardless of how unpopular he is.

Therefore, if The Reds are to dispense of Clyne, it is imperative that they have already recruited a new face, or at least lined up a replacement, particularly as it is unclear as to how long TAA will be out for.

Should Liverpool recruit someone in the right-back position, it is only fair that they let Clyne leave. The 27-year-old will feel that he is in the prime of his career and will not want to rot away on the bench at Anfield. Cardiff would offer the perfect opportunity to play regular football, with the prospect of enticing other Premier League clubs to make an offer for him in the summer.

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