Liverpool fans have all been rocked as the news has hit them that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for four weeks having suffered a knee injury. This would be bearable had Jurgen Klopp not loaned out Nathaniel Clyne, however, it looks like someone will have to fill in out of position as Klopp has no right-backs to call upon.
How should Liverpool deal with Trent's injury and who should now play at right-back?
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 15, 2019
The options are all there, James Milner can play anywhere, Fabinho was a tody right-back for Monaco before becoming an excellent holding midfielder and Joe Gomez can play anywhere across the backline when he’s fit. However, the fans have been calling for a recall for Clyne as they’d rather see a natural right-back played there as the Reds continue their title charge.
Clyne will be playing his football at Bournemouth for the rest of the season, despite being one of Liverpool’s most dependable players in the early years under Klopp. He signed for the Reds in 2015 and was looked at as being the long-term right-back for both Liverpool and England. Injuries have really derailed the star over the last couple of seasons, though, and whilst he may be on the periphery, the fans wish he was at the club now.
You can read the Reds’ calls for Clyne here:
this is why loaning clyne was a bad idea
— garry stewart (@gazza5times) January 15, 2019
We want clyne back
— SAEED .. (@senior_saeed) January 15, 2019
CLYNE! I was gobsmacked when they let him go.
— Dan Barton (@Coach_365) 15 January 2019
Is there an option to recall clyne from the loan deal
— cAs (@cas6688) January 15, 2019
Recall Clyne !!
— Jimmy Ripshite (@JRipshite) January 15, 2019
cant we recall clyney ??
— Hasan Suhrwardy (@HasanSuhrwardy1) January 15, 2019
If only we hadn’t let Clyne go to Bournemouth
— Tom Pankhurst (@tom_pankhurst) 15 January 2019
— Paul Jolly (@jolly_paul) 15 January 2019
The Reds are desperate for Clyne to be recalled, although the chances are he’s unable to be recalled and Klopp will have to get by without him.