Having joined the club from Premier League rivals Southampton, Nathaniel Clyne has seen his Liverpool career take a bit of a downturn in the last couple of seasons.
The right-back initially started his Anfield career as first-choice, but the emergence of academy product Trent Alexander-Arnold and the versatility of Joe Gomez has pushed him well down the pecking order.
His limited opportunities on Merseyside saw him head down to the south coast to join Bournemouth on loan in January, but in an update from The Liverpool Echo, Clyne may not be heading out of Anfield this summer.
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The report claims that despite entering the final year of his contract, the 28-year-old has given the club “no indication” as to where he will be playing next season – thus leaving the door open for him to remain at Liverpool and fight for his first-team place.
After hearing the news on Clyne, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion and there was a definite air of division over the defender’s long-term future.
Some supporters felt that the former Saints defender should be sold this summer as he wasn’t firmly part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
Others however were more reluctant to see Clyne go, and insisted that he could provide valuable back-up to the side.
Check out some of the mixed reaction of Liverpool fans below:
Sent out on loan last season when we had a defensive crisis but may be retained this season? Makes perfect sense.
— Lee (@mightyreds88) July 7, 2019
Keep him, it was a mistake to allow him out on loan last season.
— Mr H (@MrHTalks) July 8, 2019
Need to find out how Hoever does in the preseason
— GusandSaM (@GusandSaM) July 8, 2019
If they sell any more players they not going to have one of the smaller squads in the premiership and with more games ! Without signing anyone! Joke
— Stephen James (@stevejames8) July 8, 2019
If we are not buying anyone we must keep everyone we have so many games this season
— LFCMYRELIGION (@SwaSeaWill) July 8, 2019
Sell, he’d want game time and we won’t offer much of it
— Samuel Medway (@Smedders1995) July 8, 2019
— DEBOWALE (@mr_shi2) July 8, 2019
I could see Clyne getting some match time getting TAA some rest.
— Brian Miller (@twobitdz) July 7, 2019
did I imagine it or didn’t he fill in at LB as well so could be a handy backup.
— Trevor Rudd (@Infinityshore) July 8, 2019
Need to go
— Eddiejones (@Eddiejones06) July 8, 2019