The reason Jurgen Klopp has allowed Nathaniel Clyne to join Bournemouth on-loan


Just a few weeks ago, Nathaniel Clyne was playing 90 minutes for Liverpool as they beat Manchester United 3-1.

Now, the right-back has joined Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season after being deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp.

The 27-year-old missed almost the entirety of last season through injury and has made just four appearances in all competitions this time around.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has made that right-back slot his own, with Joe Gomez, James Milner and Fabinho all capable of filling in.

However, many Liverpool fans are questioning Klopp’s decision to let Clyne leave.

How does it benefit them in any way?

Well, Klopp isn’t worried about that.

According to Mirror journalist David Maddock, Klopp trusts the cover he has.

But rather interestingly, he has faith in 16-year-old Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever.

Maddock tweeted: “Jurgen Klopp prepared to let Nathaniel Clyne go out on loan because he is expecting Joe Gomez to be back in training in next fortnight, and also has Fabinho, James Milner, and - intriguingly - 16 year old Ki-Jana Hoever as cover. Deal to end of season.”

Hoever has trained with Liverpool’s first-team this season after impressing since signing from Ajax in the summer. And he must have made a serious impact on the staff at Melwood.

After Hoever made his Under-23 debut in the Merseyside derby in November, Liverpool’s manager Neil Critchley described him as “unbelievable.”

"Unbelievable," was his assessment. "Sixteen years old? Just... wow, really!

"He tired towards the end, which was understandable considering he played in the week as well.

"But I thought his calmness and assurance, his decision-making, his intelligence without the ball, it was terrific. Playing against a good player, I was very impressed with him indeed."

And now, it seems, Hoever has got the backing of Klopp.

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