Liverpool's Clyne faces further three months out after back surgery

Annette Crawford
November 13, 2017

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 worldwide has not featured all season because of the issue and faces a further lay-off after he had an operation on Monday, Press Association Sport understands. He was on a good way, then a little setback.

Clyne is yet to play this season and has been suffering with the back problem for some time now.

It may only be November, but we're already thinking about which players could join Liverpool during the January transfer window.

Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have deputised in Clyne's absence demonstrating their considerable potential.

Robertson disclosed that he has spoken to manager Jurgen Klopp about his situation and added that he was delighted to feature in Scotland's 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands last week.

The Reds are somewhat safe knowing Robertson and Milner could occupy the left-back slot should Moreno leave, with Napoli the far more pressured outfit to find a new player to fulfil that role.

"Obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days", Klopp told "In his case because it was a little sign again from the back, we took him out and it's a few steps back again".

Monday saw a return to training for all the players not still away on worldwide duty.

Gomez's form has been so good he made his senior England debut last Friday against Germany.

The England global is, however, pencilled in to play some part in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Melwood on Tuesday.

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