Nathaniel Clyne demonstrated against Tranmere Rovers on Thursday that he’s still a very good right back and is a good option for the Reds.

The English defender moved to Bournemouth on loan and Liverpool have reportedly received several offers from Premier League clubs this summer.

However, with Trent Alexander-Arnold the only other senior right back at the club, Jurgen Klopp needs to hold onto Clyne.

Nathaniel Clyne.

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He might not have caught the eye as much as young Ki-Jana Hoever did but the 28-year-old is not to be forgotten.

 

Trent stole Clyne’s starting spot despite being eight years his junior and it has everything to do with his superb attacking ability; the only flaw in Clyne’s game.

The former Southampton defender is defensively sound and offers stability at the back but Trent’s ability to rack up the kind of assists an elite playmaker would be jealous of makes him the better option at right back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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That said, Trent picked up a couple of niggling injuries last season and keeping Clyne could prevent Klopp from needing to play Jordan Henderson and James Milner out of position.

Clyne showed Klopp against Tranmere that he is as solid as ever and can be relied upon to provide a strong backup to Trent next season.

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