As Jurgen Klopp had already confirmed, Liverpool and England international right back Nathaniel Clyne suffered a set-back with his back injury, and the date of his return remained unknown. It has today however been revealed by the northern football correspondent for “The Times” Paul Joyce that Clyne has had surgery on Monday and will remain out for further three months.
Nathaniel Clyne has today undergone back surgery. Out for up to three months
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 13, 2017
Clyne hasn’t played a minute of football this season because of injury. In his absence, youngsters Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have alternated in his place and have given mixed performances overall, though it is encouraging that their respective forms have been on the upward trajectory recently, much like that of the entire team.
However, the experience of Clyne has been sorely missed on occasion, and it is to be hoped his recovery will be swift and complete. Meanwhile, Gomez and Alexander-Arnold are set to gain some valuable experience of their own as they look to impose themselves on the manager further.