Liverpool could potentially pocket some decent cash for Clyne

Liverpool should consider offloading Nathaniel Clyne in the next few weeks, despite manager Jurgen Klopp telling the club’s website at the start of the month that having the right-back fit is like a new signing.

What’s the word?

The Merseyside outfit have done some good business in this window by strengthening problem areas.

The club swiftly found a replacement for Juventus-bound Emre Can by bringing in Fabinho from Monaco, while Naby Keita finalised his move after agreeing the transfer from RB Leipzig a year ago.

Xherdan Shaqiri made the switch from Stoke City to Anfield, and Liverpool finally addressed their goalkeeper issue by splashing a world record £66m fee on Roma’s Alisson.

In total, the club have spent well over £100m, which leads to suggestions that some sales will have to be made.

Should Clyne consider his future?

The England international, who has earned 14 caps for his country, had an unfortunate 2017-18 campaign as he was injured for most of it.

In his absence, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold tussled for the right-back spot, and the latter won.

Due to his impressive performances against top opposition, including Manchester City, Roma and Real Madrid in the Champions League, Alexander-Arnold is expected to keep the first-team position.

Clyne can certainly still do a job, but it is unlikely that he will contribute much to Liverpool’s effort while on the bench.

The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his contract, which means that the Reds can demand a relatively decent figure for the full-back.

In the end, it is probably best for both parties, as Liverpool can get a chunk of cash and a player off the wage bill, while Clyne can get a new lease of life elsewhere.