But with Gomez currently sidelined and the 27-year-old back in training on a regular basis, he has been brought back into the first-team picture.
But ahead of his fifth senior outing in all competitions on Saturday, the Mirror claimed he is “close” to leaving on loan in the winter transfer window.
Tom Hopkinson claims Cardiff “are confident of winning the race,” due to the full-back’s relationship with Neil Warnock and the likelihood he would “go straight into the starting lineup.”
“Jurgen Klopp is ready to let him go out on loan to get regular first-team football back into his legs,” Hopkinson adds.
Speaking earlier in December, Warnock confirmed his interest in signing Clyne, but explained that Liverpool have “got to look after themselves.”
“He’d be one on our list definitely yes, we’re looking for that position but at the moment they have other problems,” he said.
“I don’t think they would bother about us at the moment, they have to look after themselves.”
Whether the situation has changed now, with both Gomez (leg) and Joel Matip (collarbone) set to return to action next action, is unclear.
Though his comments on his position at Anfield proved to have been largely taken out of context, Moreno’s dwindling contract could see Clyne boosted into a more prominent role as backup full-back.
Academy youngster Adam Lewis travelled with the first team for the weekend’s 5-1 win over Arsenal, though, and the 19-year-old seems to be inching closer to a promotion.
Regardless, the timing of Hopkinson’s claims is strange, as Clyne appears to be in a better position than at any point over the past 18 months.