Interest is mounting in Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne, who is yet to announce his future intentions after recently returning from a loan spell with Bournemouth, as per the Liverpool Echo.
The Champions League winners have apparently received several offers for Clyne, but the right-back – having not made a decision over his future – could still start the new season with the European champions, despite the fact no new contract is thought to be forthcoming.
Opportunities haven’t been easy to come by for the former Southampton man since the meteoric rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who replaced him in the Liverpool line-up due to an untimely injury picked up in the 2017-18 campaign which also saw him miss both the Champions League final and World Cup.
As per Liverpool Echo, the defender has attracted offers from a number of clubs this summer, with Crystal Palace, loan side Bournemouth and West Ham United among those being linked.
Despite making just four Premier League appearances for the Reds last season, Clyne is one of the players to report back for pre-season training at Melwood on Saturday and is yet to give any real indication as to where his future plans lie.
As it stands, Liverpool currently have one out-and-out right-back in Alexander-Arnold, with Joe Gomez, who’s recently returned from a lengthy injury spell, the only other man capable of playing the role, operating there three times (WhoScored) last season, including the first-leg of the semi-final against Barcelona in the Champions League.
In fact, the decision to let him leave on loan in January was described as a ‘mistake’ by Jamie Carragher when speaking on Monday Night Football back in February.
It perhaps wouldn’t hurt their chances, then, to have an international defender as a back-up option – especially one who has a history as a mainstay talent in Klopp’s side, having amassed 93 appearances (Transfermarkt) under his stewardship.
Liverpool fans, how would you deal with the Clyne Situation? Is he worth keeping on? Let us know in the comments below…