Following the news that Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss a month of football due to tweaked knee ligaments, there’s been somewhat of a meltdown on Twitter.
In the vast majority, fans are incredibly confused (and many annoyed) that we loaned Nathaniel Clyne, an England international right-back, to Bournemouth – without including a recall option in the contract.
As a result, there’s currently zero natural first-team right-backs available to Jurgen Klopp, ahead of a run of must-win fixtures.
But we’re here to remind you that the boss will adjust accordingly and that the Liverpool train can and will keep on rolling.
James Milner has been poor in midfield in our opinion, but his traits are perfect for the right-back position. He actually has a much better right-footed delivery than Trent right now as well. Fabinho starts for Brazil at right-back, and is a more than solid option in the position. What’s more, Joe Gomez will be back available by the end of January, which is in two games’ time…
We don’t need to kick off about the decision to loan Clyne, who was behind Milner and Gomez in the right-back pecking order anyway.
We’ve embedded the tweets of fans who are reacting sensibly into this article, instead of joining in with the fume.
EOTK suggests you do the same!
I already see this being used as a stick to beat Klopp/Edwards with as we let Clyne go.
He will likely miss 4 games:-
Home v Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth
Away v West Ham
We have Milner, Camacho & Hoever as depth. Fabinho too if needed. Gomez will be back too.
No Problem! https://t.co/NSFjXRtD7S
— BabuYagu ✍️⚽ (@babuyagu) January 15, 2019
Seriously, the Clyne takes are shocking. He started one game when the 3 ahead of him in RB pecking order were injured and once Milner was fit again, Clyne dropped out. You can't just keep players for freakish injury situations.
— Colin McBride (@colin_a_mcbride) January 15, 2019
Palace (H), Leicester (H), West Ham (A), Bournemouth (H).
The Clyne thing is annoying, but a combination of Milner/Fabinho/Gomez at RB should be enough to get through this next set of fixtures with a whole week's rest between games.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 15, 2019
Not fazed about TAA out for a month. James Milner will cover that position and when Gomez is back, he can cover there as well. Also have Fabinho and Camacho who can play that role. We have plenty of options, that’s why we loaned out Clyne.
— . (@VintageSalah) January 15, 2019
Clyne literally forced the palace move ..he even gave up the possibility of a prem league winners medal. Klopp doesn’t keep players like that ..stop the drama !! #LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) January 15, 2019