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Nathaniel Clyne names the quickest player at Liverpool

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With Liverpool currently level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, many pundits are suggesting Jurgen Klopp’s side could challenge for the title this season.

The Reds have already played Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United - earning eight points in the process and are seeking their first league triumph since 1990.

Klopp has been at the club for more than a year now and has got the Merseysiders playing fast, exciting football which is predominantly based on attacking with pace.

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Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are the quartet of forwards that are causing defences around England all sorts of problems at the moment. Their speed on the ball enables them to pull defenders out of position and they are currently scoring goals for fun.

But which Liverpool player is the quickest?

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That question - amongst with many others - was put to right-back Nathaniel Clyne. However, the England international surprised everyone by not naming summer signing Mane - or any member of the attacking foursome.

And no, he didn’t name himself either.

Instead, Clyne opted for Belgian striker Divock Origi.

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Divock Origi

Origi has struggled for first-team football this season with Firmino being used as a false nine and Daniel Sturridge also ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, with his searing pace, Origi has the ability of making a career for himself at Anfield with the 21-year-old impressing when he has been given the opportunity by Klopp.

The former Lille forward made 33 appearances for the club last season - scoring 10 goals - and became Klopp’s preferred striker towards the end of last season.

However, other than the EFL Cup, Origi has struggled for appearances this season - although he has already scored twice.

Klopp on Origi

Earlier this week, Klopp spoke about the possibility of Origi being unhappy about his current role but urged the youngster to remain on Merseyside.

"I'd say I am close to Divock," Klopp said recently.

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"We have good talks. Will he get impatient? Maybe. What can I do? It can happen and I have to deal with it. That's why they have this thing between their nose and their chin - we can really talk about it.

"Life as a football player isn't always pure sunshine. There is a lot of work to do, and sometimes, you have to wait a bit longer. When you look back on your career at 35, you want to have been the best player you could have been."

Meanwhile, Clyne answered several other questions about his teammates for Match Attax. Check out all of his answers below in the video:

Here are all the answers Clyne gave about his Liverpool teammates.

Q: Who’s the most skilful?
A: Philippe Coutinho

Q: Who’s your football idol?
A: Gianfranco Zola

Q: Who’s the fastest teammate?
A: Divock Origi

Q: Who’s the best passer?
A: Jordan Henderson

Q: Who has the hardest tackle?
A: Mamadou Sakho

Q: Who has the hardest shot?
A: Philippe Coutinho

Q: Who’s the most likely to become a manager?
A: James Milner

Q: Who’s the hardest worker?
A: Adam Lallana

Q: Who’s the biggest joker?
A: Dejan Lovren

Q: Who’s the best dancer?
A: Daniel Sturridge

Q: Who’s the most intelligent?
A: Simon Mignolet

Q: Who’s the loudest?
A: Georginio Wijnaldum

Q: Who’s the best dressed?
A: Nathaniel Clyne

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Nathaniel Clyne
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