Liverpool boast one of the very best right backs in world football, if not the best. Trent Alexander-Arnold has redefined the position since breaking through a few years ago. The Scouser’s ascent came at the expense of the incumbent first choice right back. Having left Liverpool in the summer, Nathaniel Clyne is reportedly set to sign for Crystal Palace until January.
Nathaniel Clyne at Liverpool
Nathaniel Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2015, the Reds paying the Saints £12.5m for the defender.
During his five years at the club Clyne made 103 appearances but barely registered an assist in that time.
The defender’s spell at Anfield became plagued by injuries in the latter years, an unfortunate spell which played into the hands of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
As soon as the Scouser stepped up he never looked back, taking the opportunity with both hands.
Nathaniel Clyne to return to Crystal Palace
Having left Anfield when his contract expired this summer, Nathaniel Clyne is reportedly set to sign for Crystal Palace.
According to Matt Woosnam, the right back will be returning to the Eagles on a temporary spell, signing a contract until January with the deal expected to be completed this week.
It will be a homecoming for the defender, he came through the Palace academy and played over 100 senior games before signing for Southampton.
What RTK has to say
We’re glad that Nathaniel Clyne is returning to Crystal Palace.
The defender didn’t really have a great time of it in his final years at Liverpool, he was forced to watch on from the treatment table knowing that even if he did get back to full fitness he wouldn’t get near the side.
Fingers crossed he can enjoy the twilight of his career back in his hometown and the club where it all started.
All the best, Clyney.