Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne facing up to three months out after back surgery

Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne facing up to three months out after back surgery

Nathaniel Clyne's long-running and somewhat mysterious back injury has taken another turn, with the Liverpool right-back undergoing surgery on Monday, ruling him out until 2018.

The England global has not featured all season because of the issue and it is understood that he will face a further lay-off after having an operation on Monday.

JURGEN KLOPP has told out-of-favour Andy Robertson he remains a big part of his plans at Liverpool.

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

The right back has not played since the final game of last term and had been sent to see specialists all over the world in an attempt to pinpoint the cause of his problems.

Clyne reportedly travelled to London with a member of the club's medical staff for corrective surgery on Monday.

Liverpool will be without regular starter Nathaniel Clyne for another three months, leaving their defence further strained ahead of the festive schedule.

This has meant that should have Clyne returned earlier he would ineligible to play in any of the club's group stage European games.

Youngsters Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez have so far filled in for Clyne, alternating in games with Gomez often being preferred in the league whilst Alexander-Arnold has featured in most Champions League games.

Mane, who featured in the Reds' win at West Ham on November 4 after five games out having been injured on worldwide duty, is due back at their Melwood training ground on Tuesday. We have to make him 100 percent ready.

If Moreno continues to impress then it will be hard for Robertson to force his way into the side but the 23-year-old remains a fine talent and will hope that he will get a sustained opportunity to impress in due course.

Philippe Coutinho could be returning to a frosty atmosphere at Liverpool's Melwood training facility after the Brazilian star declared himself fit to face England on Tuesday night.

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