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Nathaniel Clyne could be the right-back we’ve been searching for since Marcus Babbel
Since Babbel’s illness stopped him fulfilling his Anfield potential, Liverpool have tried a number of right-backs, with mixed success. Steve Finnan was solid as a rock but not very dynamic, the less said about Josemi and Jan Kromkamp the better, Alvaro Arbeloa didn’t stay long enough, while Glen Johnson was the opposite problem of Finnan. Clyne though is 24-years-old, a natural defender and just as good going forward. His Man of the Match performance goes someway in suggesting that the £12m spent on his services was very, very sensible business. It’s so reassuring to have an utterly dependable fullback who also offers measured creativity down the flank. Well done to Brendan Rodgers and the transfer committee for the purchase.