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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals “silver lining” in regards to Nathaniel Clyne’s injury

Nathaniel Clyne could still feature for Liverpool next season following his injury, Jurgen Klopp revealed that there was a “silver lining” that will fast-track the ace’s recovery.

According to the Telegraph, Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has been ruled out for up to six months with a cruciate ligament injury, the England international has left the club’s pre-season tour to head back to Merseyside to undergo an operation on his knee.

The report states that the 28-year-old suffered the injury in Liverpool’s pre-season defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday

Fortunately for Liverpool and Clyne, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Clyne’s recovery from the setback should be ‘straightforward’, the former Southampton star can still feature for the Reds next season:

Liverpool’s correspondent for Goal, Neil Jones, revealed Klopp’s immediate response to Clyne’s injury:

Klopp also spoke of how gutted he was to hear of the injury news: 

Clyne moved to Anfield from the Saints ahead of the 2015/16 season, the Crystal Palace academy graduate has made 103 appearances for the Reds across all competitions.

The ace has lost his place in Liverpool’s starting lineup in recent years following the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold, the star’s hopes of winning back his place ahead of the boyhood Reds fan have been marred by constant injury problems over the last two years.

Clyne had the chance to get some much-needed minutes under his belt in the second-half of last season, the England international joined Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on loan and made 15 appearances in the Premier League.

Clyne’s injury could also be a major blow to Liverpool’s plans for this summer’s transfer window, it’s understood that the Reds were open to selling the ace ahead of next season, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Londoner was keen on a return to boyhood club Crystal Palace.

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Clyne made just five appearances for Liverpool last season, fortunately the ace was given the chance to impress when he was sent on loan to Bournemouth.

As a move away from Merseyside was yet to materialise for the ace, Liverpool have also suffered a major blow to their squad with Clyne’s setback, the ace would have been the main back-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold next season.

The Reds will now have to call on Joe Gomez or one of their academy stars to rotate with Alexander-Arnold in the first-half of next season.

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