Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Liverpool defender Clyne faces another three months out

Liverpool defender Clyne faces another three months out

The 26-year-old was first suffering with a back problem at the end of last season, in May.

If that news isn't concerning enough, having already missed the first four months of the season, Reds fullback Nathaniel Clyne looks set to sit out another three after the defender underwent corrective surgery in London for his long-standing back problem.

Clyne last featured for Liverpool against Tranmere Rovers during pre-season on 12 July, in which he sustained the back injury.

Mane, who featured in the Reds' win at West Ham on November 4 after five games out having been injured on global duty, is due back at their Melwood training ground on Tuesday.

Klopp had earlier said on Clyne's injury, "Nathaniel is working hard on his rehab and we have kept a close eye on his progress, but the reality is we are looking at some time still before he is back and available for selection".

"We showed him to specialists all over the world and it is not a big problem - it just needs time, that is all".

The player originally returned to light training with the club in September, however, he suffered a further setback.

The decision was then taken for Clyne to have surgery and he underwent the procedure on Monday.

In Clyne's absence, youngsters Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have filled in for the right-back slot. It is pretty certain he'll not be available for the majority of the Champions League group matches.

Whether this latest setback for Clyne will see the manager turn to the transfer market in January, remains to be seen.

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