Högerbacken närmar sig en efterlängtad comeback.
Det har varit synnerligen tyst kring Nathaniel Clyne under säsongen. Således blev många överraskade när Liverpool inkluderade honom i truppen till CL-slutspelet. Tidigare idag bekräftade Klopp att Clyne är spelsugen och närmar sig en comeback: “Clyney obviously missed football! He loves it! It was a long time; it’s crazy how long it was and nobody could have imagined that, but it’s good [to have him back], sa Klopp till Liverpoolfc.com.
I Clynes frånvaro har två talanger, Alexander-Arnold och Gomez, spelat. Klopp berömmer dessa när han talar om Clyne: “All three can’t play, unfortunately! With the full-backs it’s always a little bit [difficult] and also who can play in another position as well. It’s quite specialist – so you either play or you’re not really involved. Clyney needs a little bit of time, that’s true, but [he looks] very good.
“Trent did what he did and it’s the first time he’s started three games in a row – I don’t think he thought he could do that. At Southampton, I thought maybe he was a little bit on the edge, but we had no other opportunity [to change] so we had to do it again [at Porto] and he did fantastic.
“It’s always like this, you need to be challenged and then you can see it and say, ‘I’m ready for that’. It was good to see.
“Joe is a very important player for us and good that he is back.
“You can see Clyney is just a really good football player and when he’s fully fit, we will have a comfortable situation in that position.”