After a long injury lay-off, Nathaniel Clyne is now back in training.
The 28-year-old has not had the best of luck in recent years. He missed 44 games during the 2017/18 season with a back injury, and he ruptured his cruciate ligament last summer which has seen him miss the entirety of the campaign to date. Clearly, he is delighted to be back, as you can see in the video he released on Instagram below.
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This has been shared on social media website Twitter, and it has got the Liverpool fans talking. Some are clearly delighted by the update.
Top backup option- we have a team where players are happy to sit on bench and be a part of our amazing journey. We need everyone !
— wazeem (@jimmawaz) February 17, 2020
Like a new signing in the run in. Solid back up for taa. Don’t forget this is the most 7 out of 10 player at our club
— Niall Jones (@nezlybaby14) February 17, 2020
Even clyne is back. Things can’t get any better. Let’s hope he can cover for Trent!
— james leon (@jamesleon6) February 17, 2020
Nathaniel Clyne is back in training!
Great news 🔴🔴 #LFC
— The Anfield Buzz (@anfield_buzz) February 17, 2020
It is fantastic news for Jurgen Klopp. With the Reds still competing in three competitions as it stands, another player to rely on will be a boost as the Anfield outfit go in search of a potential treble.
Others have picked up the fact that he may now be in line for a Premier League medal.
In time for a league winner’s medal
— Well Red (@savaredi) February 18, 2020
Yes! Obviously won’t overthrow TAA but excellent back up. Will be good if he gets a few apparences to get a medal at the end of the season. Always rated him but he’ll be off in thr summer no doubt.
— Sam Bentley (@sammus123) February 17, 2020
Clyne is back to get his PL medal before he leaves. Let’s go https://t.co/oPuXx0ENLN
— BG (@balkaneiro) February 17, 2020
To pick up a Premier League winner’s medal, you need to make at least five appearances in the competition, and they can even be from the bench. With 12 matches still to play, Clyne is very much in with a chance.
One fan, meanwhile, has even said it could be bad news for Trent Alexander-Arnold.
RIP TAA’s career. 🔥🔥
— Pelotshweu (@mogakolodiP16) February 17, 2020
Obviously, this is tongue-in-cheek – the 21-year-old is arguably the best right-back on the planet right now, as last year’s Ballon d’Or rankings indicate, and he has already managed 10 assists in the Premier League this term. However, some competition at right-back may at least keep him at the top of his game.