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Nathaniel Clyne | Defensemen | #2

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 148

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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. Nov 13 - 5:44 PM
Source: The Guardian

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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
Sep 5 - 6:18 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
Aug 3 - 5:25 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."
Jul 31 - 10:00 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
May 30 - 2:51 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."
Jan 18 - 6:59 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
Jan 16 - 5:20 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

Nathaniel Clyne has been pictured leaving a Merseyside hospital as his move to Liverpool is close to being completed in a deal said to be worth around $16 million with a further $4 million in add-ons.

Clyne will become the sixth signing of the window joining Milner, Bogdan, Firmino, Gomez and Ings as Brendan Rodgers revamps his squad in an attempt to challenge for domestic honours. Clyne has been pivotal during his time at St Marys’ and started all but 3 BPL games last season but having entered the final year of his contract Southampton could not risk losing their England international for nothing after the player refused a new and improved $70k per week offer. His arrival is likely to mean Emre Can is moved centrally possibly in a holding midfield role although the versatile German under-21 is capable of playing in a number of positions.
Source: The Mirror
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Liverpool are in position to secure the transfer of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton for a fee of £12.5m.

Clyne has been linked to an Anfield move before the summer even began and now the deal is looking imminent. The Reds sent an initial 10m offer only to have it countered with a 15m demand by the Saints. The proposed 12.5m deal would appear to be the result of a good old-fashioned compromise. With Soton already prepared for Clyne's loss by signing Cedric last week, Ronald Koeman's side hopes to not skip a beat without Clyne the same way the addition of Ryan Bertrand did so after the club sold off Luke Shaw. Meanwhile, Clyne will have plenty of fantasy buzz heading into next season with his new club.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Southampton have signed right-back Cedric Soares from Sporting CP.

The move was almost finished yesterday but it is now complete and officially announced by Southampton. The Portuguese right-back comes to Southampton on a four-year deal and is expected to be Nathaniel Clyne's replacement. Clyne is rumored to be leaving for Liverpool this summer and Southampton had to bring in a replacement for him. Soares is a solid right-back that is only 23 years old and can still improve at Southampton. He should be a very good fantasy defender and smart managers will draft him if he sneaks into the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Saints FC
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 10:29:00 AM