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Liverpool’s decision to loan out Nathaniel Clyne looking extremely foolish

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Liverpool’s decision to loan out Nathaniel Clyne looking extremely foolish

The Liverpool defender was allowed to switch to Bournemouth during the January transfer window.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at the London Stadium last night as the Reds suffered a blow in the race for the title.

Jurgen Klopp’s side left the door ajar for Manchester City on a frustrating night in the capital.

Pep Guardiola’s team will return to the summit of the Premier League should they beat Everton on Wednesday night.

The January transfer window was a relatively quiet one for Klopp but his decision to let Nathaniel Clyne leave on loan is looking somewhat foolish.

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The 27-year-old was allowed to join Bournemouth on loan until the end of the campaign.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has since picked up a knock and the Reds have since used James Milner and Jordan Henderson at right-back.

The decision to offload him does look strange.

 

Teams that win titles tend to boast good squads and Liverpool’s looks depleted all of a sudden in a crucial area.

Klopp’s personality is great for modern day football but the situation with Clyne has left Liverpool desperately short at the back at a crucial stage of the season.

The Liverpool defender has hit the ground running with his new club too.

Clyne played the full 90 minutes as the Cherries pummelled Chelsea 4-0; whilst he also played the full 90 in a win over West Ham and the defeat at Everton.

The man who boasts 14 England caps should have been kept around at Anfield, especially with the Reds chasing the title.

Allowing him to depart leaving just one accomplished right-back is now looking extremely careless on Klopp’s part.

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