Nathaniel Clyne ruled out until Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Germany

19 July 2017

Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne remains sidelined with a muscle injury that is expected to keep him out until the pre-season tour of Germany.


The Reds are currently in Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia Trophy, taking on Crystal Palace on Wednesday and one of Leicester City or West Brom on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp was only able to take a 25-man squad to the Far East, but has now seen this dwindle to just 23, due to injury and impending transfers.

Kevin Stewart has already left to discuss an £8 million move to Hull City, and now Liverpool have confirmed that Clyne is set to miss the rest of the tour through injury.

The right-back played the second half of the Reds’ 4-0 win away to Tranmere Rovers last week as captain, but sat out for the trip to Wigan Athletic, with Trent Alexander-Arnold starting in his place.

Liverpool head to Germany at the end of July, after a brief spell at Melwood, and will begin their time in Klopp’s homeland with a showcase friendly against Hertha Berlin on July 29.

They will then take part in the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena, playing Bayern Munich (August 1) and one of Napoli or Atletico Madrid (August 2).

Sadio Mane is also due to be available for those clashes, having missed the first three weeks of pre-season while he recovers from a long-term knee injury.

While Clyne is unavailable in Hong Kong, Alberto Moreno has been passed fit, and is likely to feature at some stage against Palace.

The Spaniard is not set to remain a Liverpool player for much longer, however, with Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson in line to join the Reds later this month.

Alexander-Arnold should start against Palace at the Hong Kong Stadium, with Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan available as backup options.

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