Apart from playing away in the Champions League, Liverpool have been all-conquering this season. However, for Nathaniel Clyne he’s been viewing their incredible form from the stands or the bench and looks likely to be on his way out of Anfield this month.
Time Up at Anfield
Clyne has almost become the forgotten man of the Premier League. Looking at the strength of Liverpool’s defensive line-up (not something that’s been said a lot in recent years), Clyne just doesn’t have a chance of re-establishing himself in the Liverpool team.
There’s talk of a move to Cardiff City which means he’ll swap all the glory at Liverpool for a relegation battle. Looking at the betting for where he might end up, It seems all the teams chasing him are down the bottom of the table.
Clyne is only 27 but has been around for a fair while. It was 11 years ago that he made his debut in the Championship for Crystal Palace. After four seasons at Selhurst Park, he moved to Southampton and the Premier League and quickly became a regular and in 2014 made his England debut.
Southampton have a reputation for selling their best players and that’s just what they did with Clyne. He joined Liverpool for £12.5m in July 15 and played 70 Premier League games over the next two seasons and by the end of 2016 had 14 England caps.
A back injury bought a halt to his progress and the past two seasons have seen him make just six Premier League appearances He recently made his comeback in the home win over Everton but that’s likely to be his final Merseyside derby.
Southampton have just appointed a new boss and he’s going to be a busy guy in January. He’ll want to get rid of the excess and bring in new players, especially in defence. 8/1 at BetVictor on Clyne returning to the Saints could be a good bet.
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