Liverpool must not let Nathaniel Clyne leave in January amid Leicester interest

According to the Mirror, Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne is a January transfer target for Claude Puel’s Leicester, but the Reds must keep hold of the 27-year-old.

What’s the story?

Clyne has fallen behind youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order at Anfield, as the Scouse full-back seriously impressed whilst Clyne spent most of last season out with a back injury that required surgery.

Brendan Rodgers was the man who brought the London-born full-back to Liverpool from Southampton in 2015. The Reds paid £12.5m and Clyne quickly became first-choice for club and country for a short period before his injury troubles started.

So far this season Clyne has made just one appearance for the first-team, coming in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

A huge mistake

If Leicester were to get their man in January though, Liverpool would be making a big mistake by selling Clyne. Jurgen Klopp’s side are finally looking like they have strength in depth across the pitch, and Clyne is a more than capable deputy who could be given more game time when he is fully fit.

Joe Gomez had been rotating with Alexander-Arnold at right-back whilst Clyne was out injured, but the former Charlton youngster is now relishing his starting spot alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back and will not want to be shifted out wide again.

If Liverpool are to challenge for the title in the coming years they will need an exceptionally strong squad as well as starting XI, and Clyne, who is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, is a terrific full-back who just needs to get back to his best.

So, Liverpool fans, do you think the club should cash-in on Clyne in January or should Klopp keep him around? Have your say by voting in the poll below.