Liverpool have one of the best right backs in world football. The Scouser in our team came through the ranks of the Anfield academy and has in just a few short years redefined the full back role. His emergence came at the expense of our chronically crocked first choice of old. Having now left the club, Nathaniel Clyne is reportedly set to sign for Crystal Palace.
Clyne at Liverpool
Liverpool signed Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton for £12.5m in 2015.
The right back went on to make 103 appearances for Liverpool in his five years at the club.
Injuries rocked his Anfield career, during one spell out Trent Alexander-Arnold stepped into the side and never looked back.
From the moment Trent got a run in the side there was no chance of Clyne getting back in the side. We knew we had something special on our hands from the first moments.
Nathaniel Clyne to sign for Crystal Palace
According to The Beautiful Game Podcast, Nathaniel Clyne is expected to sign for Crystal Palace before the weekend.
Although this is a pretty new and unproven outlet, the fact that Neil Jones at Goal retweeted the report gives us cause to believe that there’s something in this one.
We can also consider that The Mail reported in September that Clyne would be training with Crystal Palace in hope of securing a deal.
What RTK has to say
We’re glad that Clyne is set to sign for Crystal Palace.
Things just didn’t work out well for him at Liverpool in the end. He was fine before his injury, defensivley he was sound but going forward he offered nothing at all.
Going from Clyne to Trent was as dramatic a switch as you can imagine – the incumbent only managed five assists in five years. Trent makes that in five games.
Fingers crossed he can get his career back on track with the Eagles and keep injury free.