3 Oct 2016

Bad News for Klopp: 'Superb' €28m Liverpool star suffers knee injury. Miss Man Utd game?

Typical. On Saturday, I described Nathaniel Clyne as an 'incredibly robust' player who rarely gets injured, and now, it transpires that Clyne is the latest Liverpool player to join the club's expanding injury list.

The Reds' 2-1 victory over Swansea led to groin strains for both Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana, and according to the Liverpool Echo on Sunday:

"Clyne has missed out [on England selection] with a knee problem he has been nursing for a number of weeks".

This is Clyne's first injury since December 2013, so the label 'incredibly robust' still applies (!) though with Manchester United coming up after the international break, the injury is clearly a worry.

If 'superb' Clyne fails to recover in time for the Man Utd game, Klopp has several possible options:

* Play Milner at right-back, and bring Moreno back in at left-back.

* Keep Milner at LB, and play Emre Can at RB (he's played there before for Liverpool).

* Play Ragnar Klavan at LB and move Milner to RB.

Bringing Moreno back against Manchester United is a recipe for disaster, so if Clyne is out, my personal preference is for Klavan on the left, and Milner on the right.

* €28m-rated (CIES Football Observatory)

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