Despite the fact we’re still in three competitions and have Joe Gomez injured, Liverpool have loaned out England international Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth.
It’s an outstanding signing for the Cherries, but one that has baffled many Reds.
The reason being that Clyne recently returned to full fitness and has done well when selected. He was outstanding for 90 minutes against Manchester United and has done well in various cameos off the bench – against Newcastle and Arsenal for example.
There’s an FA Cup fixture with Wolves coming up on Monday night that Clyne would have 100% started – but now it seems we’ll have to use a first-teamer who could have perhaps done with the rest – instead.
Unless young Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever is a viable alternative for first-team football –surely not at 16 years of age – it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
That being said, we trust Jurgen Klopp and his reasonings; obviously aware that with stuff like this, there’s always more behind the scenes that we’re unaware of.
Still, it’s a little odd!
Honestly baffled as to why we're loaning out Clyne when we're still in three competitions and Gomez is injured.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) January 4, 2019
Stupid idea to loan Clyne out
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) January 4, 2019
Klopp makes some baffling decisions. Midfield last night and letting Clyne leave…
— Jack (@j_cklfc) January 4, 2019
Can’t understand the decision to loan Clyne out given how thin Liverpool are in defence. He’s got vast experience and is capable of coming into the side and doing a job when required. A good option to have.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) January 4, 2019
Very very difficult to understand the Clyne loan move. Why would we be shipping out capable defenders?
Unless someone’s coming in 👀
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@YaroLFC) January 4, 2019
Why are we letting Clyne leave on loan? It makes no sense at all?
— – (@AnfieldRd96) January 4, 2019