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Nathaniel Clyne | Defensemen | #2

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 148

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Liverpool center-back Ragnar Klavan and right-back Nathaniel Clyne have both been ruled out of Saturday's match against AFC Bournemouth, the former with a muscle complaint, the latter dealing with a knock.
Tough break for Klavan as his chances of seeing a league start increased with the season-ending injury to Joel Matip. Instead, Dejan Lovren will almost certainly be chosen to partner Virgil van Dijk in the middle while Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only legit right-back option to turn to. Alexander-Arnold makes for a nifty fantasy play when you know in advance he is starting. Even with the Reds only playing one match in this round, at home to Bournemouth could pay off huge. Clyne's omission is of little surprise as he continues to build peak fitness following injury that kept him out for nearly the entire season. Apr 14 - 3:45 AM
Source: Liverpool FC

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Nathaniel Clyne, who has been sidelined all season with a back injury, could make Jurgen Klopp's XI this Saturday as Liverpool travel to face Crystal Palace.

It has been a month now since Clyne saw his first action in his bid to recover from injury, where he unexpectedly played the full 90 minutes for the U-23s. With the injury to Joe Gomez, that leaves the young Trent Alexander-Arnold as the only natural right back choice. Add in the notion that Klopp has to have an eye toward next week's Champions League match, and it leads one to think Clyne is going to start either Saturday against Palace or Wednesday night in the CL quarterfinals against Manchester City. One has to assume once Clyne returns, he and Alexander-Arnold will rotate, with the veteran getting acclimated to competitive action again while the youngster gradually develops.
Source: HITC
Mar 30 - 4:59 AM

Nathaniel Clyne made a big step in his return to the senior team by playing a full 90 minute shift for the Under 23 squad Monday night.

Clyne has had a bumpy road to recovery from a back injury that has sidelined him for the entire season, not having seen action since a pre-season match back in July of last year. He was originally scheduled to play only the first half last night, but the full back and the medical staff saw no reason to keep him from playing the second half. One would expect, despite the encouraging signs from his shift, that it will be some time yet before he is seeing competitive action with the senior team. Jurgen Klopp will likely find a spot start or two for Liverpool's run-in. With the season winding down, the manager would need a lot of incentive to push the England international too much, concentrating more on getting him fit for next season. For that reason, odds are Clyne will not provide much fantasy help down the stretch if your lineup locks before team news is released.
Feb 27 - 5:32 AM

Liverpool suffered another massive injury blow with defender Nathaniel Clyne set to miss the next three months.

The right-back has not played at all this season after sustaining a back injury in the preseason. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was optimistic last week over Clyne's recovery: "He was in a good way and then had a little setback. That's how back problems are. We showed him to specialists all over the world and it is not a big problem, it just needs time, that is all." However, the former Southampton star has since undergone a minor operation that is expected to rule him out until February, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez expected to continue filling in.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Jurgen Klopp omitted Nathaniel CLyne from Liverpool's Champions League group stage squad, a sign that the England international may still be months away from returning to action.

Heading into the season, it looked as if it was a matter of whether Clyne would return before or after the international break, but it appears as though his rehab is not going as well as hoped. This opens the door for a potential budget defender option for the next several weeks. Trent Alexander-Arnold did well in Week 1, but it has been the versatile Joe Gomez who has taken the right back spot for the last two league games. There could be rotation between the two going forward, but Gomez looks to provide a bit more promise for fantasy purposes.
Source: The Times
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 06:18:00 AM

Jurgen Klopp believes "it’s pretty much impossible" for Nathaniel Clyne to be ready for the trip to Watford on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.

The England international has been struggling due to an ongoing back and hamstring related problem meaning Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan will battle it out for a place in the starting XI at Vicarage Road. "He's on the way back but he's had no pre-season so far," Klopp told reporters following the penalty shootout loss to Atletico. "For him, it will not only be tight for Watford, it's pretty much impossible." However, there was better news ahead of the Audi Cup final as James Milner, Danny Ward, Ben Woodburn, Loris Karius, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi all recovered from minor ailments to make the match-day squad. Daniel Sturridge was rested as a precaution having sustained a thigh injury when scoring in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich. The injury-plagued attacker will be monitored and treated at the club’s training base in Rottach-Egern.
Source: The Express
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 05:25:00 AM

Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to be named as Liverpool’s right-back for the trip to Vicarage Road on August 12.

Following the news that Nathaniel Clyne is losing his battle to be fit for the opening weekend, Alexander-Arnold seems certain to fill in, especially given the latest news that Joe Gomez is also struggling with injury. Clyne has been battling ongoing hamstring and back-related problems causing him to miss the pre-season schedule in Asia and Germany, and he is not expected to be ready for game week one. Meanwhile, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Audi Cup match against Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp revealed Gomez will be missing for the next few games: "It is nothing too serious, a little issue with his knee picked up in the [Hertha] game." The Liverpool manager believes Alexander-Arnold, 18, is "probably" ready offensively, but in defence "needs to improve a lot."
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier looks set to make his international debut against Scotland or France after Nathaniel Clyne was ruled out because of injury.

Gareth Southgate confirmed on Tuesday that the Liverpool defender had been withdrawn from the Three Lions squad after sustaining a back injury in training. The England manager called up Tottenham teammates Trippier and Kyle Walker, but while the latter is considered first choice, the want away Spurs star is unlikely to start in both matches handing the 26-year-old his first cap at senior level. Despite only a handful of league starts [six], Trippier provided 5 assists [the most of any defender at the club], and was part of the side which beat both Manchester United and Arsenal. A win against Scotland in June would put England firmly in the driving seat of Group F, four-points clear with only 4 games remaining, on the road to the World Cup in Russia.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, May 30, 2017 02:51:00 PM

It looks like it will only be a one-week injury absence for Liverpool's Nathanial Clyne as he closes on a return.

The right-back was omitted from the lineup against Manchester United last weekend, as well as from Wednesday's FA Cup replay against Plymouth Argyle, due to a rib injury suffered in Gameweek 20. But manager Jurgen Klopp said Clyne is set to return for the weekend against Swansea City after Trent Alexander-Arnold impressed as his replacement: "It’s really painful, but now we know after a scan that there is nothing else and each day helps him to settle and get back on the pitch, if you want. So we give him for sure, we have to, two or three more days and then hopefully he can start running and all that stuff... He has a big chance, I think, for Swansea."
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Nathaniel Clyne should be back for Liverpool’s next Premier League game after missing the 1-1 draw against Man United because of injury.

The big news prior to kick off at Old Trafford was the surprise inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold who made his full Premier League debut at right-back in the absence of Clyne. Previously, the 18-year-old had managed only a brief injury time cameo at Middlesbrough [GW16] although Arnold has been involved in both domestic cup competitions this term. There was no mention of an injury doubt during Friday's media briefing, but Jürgen Klopp did offer an update ahead of the north-west derby: "We all have – a few of us probably have a few more – 14 muscles between the ribs and one of these hurts a lot. He got a knock at Southampton," before going onto to add. "Clyne can nearly cope with everything so we all thought it will work out, but in training [Saturday] he twisted it a little bit. We had to wait overnight and he said this morning ‘no chance’.
Source: The Metro
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 05:20:00 AM

Nathaniel Clyne has been kept out of the England squad for the international break as the Liverpool right back will rest a nagging knee issue.

Clyne has been having issues with the knee for some time but has played through the pain barrier and the medical staff at Melwood advised that he should undergo treatment for the knee rather than play through over the international break. He will likely be in the XI for Week 8 in Liverpool's marquee matchup with Manchester United so fantasy owners should not be too worried about his injury flagging.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 03:12:00 AM

Nathaniel Clyne picked up a knock to his knee in Liverpool's thrilling victory over Norwich City on Saturday, leaving his availability in doubt for the Reds 2nd leg semifinal with Stoke City in the Capital One Cup tonight.

With the array of injuries that Liverpool have endured in their defense this season, Clyne has played every minute in league play and was able to finish out the game against the Canaries. With Jon Flanagan now healthy and a lead in hand already against the Potters in the semifinal round, it would make sense for Clyne to be rested even if his knee is fit for action. Remember, the Reds also have FA Cup action against West Ham at the weekend before picking back up in league play next Tuesday, so again, with a fit Flanagan, it looks wise to give Clyne a rest. He should be available for Week 24.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 06:23:00 AM

Nathaniel CLyne scored the lone goal of the match and Jurgen Klopp notched his first win as Liverpool manager as the Reds squeaked by AFC Bournemouth, 1-0.

There were plenty of positives for the Reds, no matter how one views the importance of the Captiol One Cup. Clyne, who had shown much more attacking flair as a member of Southampton, registered his first goal as a member of Liverpool, the defense were able to keep things clean and have noticeably improved in that area under Klopp, while the manager himself can celebrate his first win in front of the Anfield crowd. There is still an issue though. Bournemouth have been leaking goals like mad in recent games and the lack of a proven striker is hurting the Reds attacking abilities. They need a fit Benteke or Sturridge to lead their line or else there best bet for three points in league play is a 1-0 squeaker like this one.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 02:18:00 AM

Brendan Rodgers will be resting several key first-teamers for Liverpool tomorrow night when they begin the group stage of the Europa League against Bordeaux.

The list of big names to sit out tomorrow's match include Christian Benteke, James Milner, Lucas Leiva, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Skrtel. It should offer experience for many fringe players and young prospects. Phillipe Coutinho, who didn't play last weekend due to suspension will be in the squad along with Adam Lallana, who has returned to action following a thigh issue.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:31:00 AM

On the traditional first day of the summer window in the Premier League, the deal that will see Nathaniel Clyne depart Southampton for Liverpool is officially done.

Liverpool get their man for a reported £10m with an additional £2.5m in incentives that could be paid to the Saints based on the right back's performance. With Glen Johnson having moved on after his contract expired, the starting gig has virtually no competition for the new signing, and fantasy managers should count on seeing his name on Brendan Rodgers' first XI of the season. It shouldn't take long for Clyne to adapt to his new surroundings either - he has former teammates Adam Lallana, Ricky Lambert and Dejan Lovren to welcome him in.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 07:53:00 AM