Liverpool fans here in the Tavern are over the moon with the recent developments, as one of the fan favourites it getting closer to a return to the first-team.
The Reds have been unfortunate with their injury stricken season so far as key players continue to sit out on the sidelines, and in a Liverpool side that’s been inconsistent of late, fans would do anything to welcome some of those players back into proceedings. But, one player in particular who’s struggled with one of the most unsettling times at Anfield since joining the club is Nathaniel Clyne, as he still recovers from a back injury that’s kept him out since pre-season. However, there’s been some positive developments on the injury front, as according to reports from Liverpool’s official site, Jurgen Klopp stated that Nathaniel Clyne is as close as ever to a return back to a return from injury.
With the Champions League becoming one of the main aims for Jurgen Klopp this season, he’s stressed that if Clyne is to make an appearance in the competition this season then they’ll need to overcome the challenge of Porto. This, after the right-back was named in the Reds’ squad for the second half of the campaign, as he looks to be one of the main figures in the future plans of the German.
As manager Jurgen Klopp gave his verdict on Clyne’s current injury situation:
“I’m not 100 per cent sure with Clyney, [he] is still not in team training but he is as close [as he has been] since the summer,” the German told reporters.
“He’s on a really good way, close to being back in team training but, how you can imagine, when you are that long out then it will probably take quite a while to be ready to play.
“I think we need to at least go one round further so that Clyney can be involved, there’s no chance for him in the next round against Porto. So I hope he will make an impact.”
The England international has been a huge loss this season with a woeful Liverpool defence feeling the repercussions, as performances rigged with mistakes have halted the progress of the Reds thus far. Therefore, with a return edging ever closer for the 26-year-old, fans will be looking for Clyne to have a massive impact on the solidity of the defence moving forward.
News on Clyne nearing a return for Liverpool is huge, as a player that’s been so influential in the defensive-third in seasons gone by for the Reds, meaning that the unreliable Alberto Moreno can possibly be pushed out of the side, with Joe Gomez switching over to the left. Nevertheless, with Klopp hoping for him to feature in the Champions League after selecting him in the squad, plans involving the defender can only mean great things for the club moving forward.
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