The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern have endured a fairly frustrating week.
Indeed, our resident Reds have seen their side lose to Manchester City, as well as draw with the likes of Sevilla and Burnley as Jurgen Klopp’s side continue to struggle defensively.
With that in mind, reports from the Liverpool Echo have gone down well today.
They claim Nathaniel Clyne could hand the club a huge boost after the England international returned to light training early. Clyne has been out with a long-term back problem since the Reds’ first pre-season game against Tranmere way back in July, though has reportedly started running once more.
It’s a huge boost for the Merseyside giants, who could welcome the 26-year-old back sooner than expected. While Trent Alexander-Arnold has impressed in the right-back berth, having the England international back in the frame certainly strengthens Klopp’s hand.
Much has been made about the state of Liverpool’s defence this season, so our local Liverpudlians are happy about comments from Klopp sourced in the Echo.
“Clyney yesterday had the third or fourth run outside, not the highest intensity, but a big step. Coped well so far with this”, said the German.
Clyne’s return won’t sort out every problem to plague the Liverpool defence, though certainly should help. It’s also important for the player himself to get a good run of games under his belt in the build-up to the World Cup next summer.
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