Jamie Carragher is one of the pundits who you can rely on to talk sense, and Liverpool fans have all found themselves nodding in agreement over their ex-players latest verdict on the club. The Sky Sports pundit and commentator claimed that he believes Jurgen Klopp made a mistake in loaning Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth – and the fans agree.
Do you think it was a good idea for Klopp to allow Clyne to leave on loan? https://t.co/hOHFRIpnxu
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) January 13, 2019
You can read Jamie Carragher’s comments on Anfield HQ and it’s hard not to agree with him. Klopp admitted after his side overcame Brighton on Saturday that Trent Alexander-Arnold had to play through the pain barrier to compete at The Amex Stadium, and if he had a suitable right-back who could fill in for the youngster then it would keep the teenager fresh and match fit, but that isn’t the case.
Clyne would have been perfect for the Reds’ trip to Brighton, and that’s what makes his loan move seem even stranger. Granted, the ex-Southampton man wouldn’t have featured so prominently at Anfield, but the games would have come. Now, the Kopites will have to make do with just Alexander-Arnold as their only recognised right-back, although the likes of James Milner and Fabinho are able to cover their.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Clyne’s loan here:
No. We need cover in that area
— Harj (@Harjinderpal) January 13, 2019
It's not good idea, but I hope Klopp had a plan B for that..
— DANI SETIAWAN (@ds205063) January 13, 2019
Absolutely wrong. Especially with intent to chase down the premier league crown
— ICCNG (@uyiebose) January 13, 2019
Nope because now we don’t have any cover at full back
— Sareet Shah (@Sareet_Shah) 13 January 2019
No I think it was poor decision but I believe it was Clynne who asked to go!!
— pauric farry (@FarryPauric) January 13, 2019
I don't think it was .. but I really trust in klopp
— Dr. Ky's (@DrKys2) January 13, 2019
I personally would have kept him as cover for Trent but I trust klopp 100 % so if he wanted to let him leave, that's fine
— David-brown (@brownowl1001) January 13, 2019
No, depth is matter
— murr (@murryas) January 13, 2019
The Reds would have loved to have kept Clyne at Anfield but now he’s gone they’ll have to get by until the end of the season when they can get some new cover in for Alexander-Arnold.