Jurgen Klopp's springs a surprise when naming Liverpool's 25-man squad for the Premier League


Jurgen Klopp is probably regretting his decision to allow Nathaniel Clyne to leave Liverpool on loan in January.

Clyne has joined Bournemouth and has been impressing for the Cherries since his arrival.

Back at Anfield, Liverpool are struggling at right-back.

Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez have been sidelined in recent weeks through injury.

And, this weekend, Klopp admitted that Gomez’s fractured leg could rule him out for longer than planned.

When asked whether he requires surgery, Klopp’s answer didn’t exactly sound too promising.

“I don’t know. We will see. It is possible, probably," the German said.

“It is not exactly going how we want, that’s how it is. He needs more time. We will see exactly how we do it.


“There were different moments when we thought we could do this or that. It will take time. We can not say more.”

With Gomez and Alexander-Arnold both out, James Milner had to fill in against Crystal Palace last month but was run ragged by Wilfried Zaha, ultimately getting himself sent off.

That led to Jordan Henderson having to fill in against Leicester.


Far from ideal as Liverpool fight for Premier League glory.

So, what now?

Well, Klopp has sprung something of a surprise when naming his Premier League squad following the January transfer window.

That’s because 23-year-old right-back Connor Randall has been named in the 25-man squad.

Randall hasn’t played for Liverpool since being an 88th-minute substitute in the 2-0 home win over Watford back in 2016.

And it's fair to say Liverpool fans aren't particularly excited at his inclusion. Check out the best reaction:

He made just one appearance during the 2016/17 campaign, an FA Cup defeat to Wolves.

He spent last season on loan at Hearts and the first half of this season at Rochdale in League One.

But he fractured his cheekbone in only his second appearance and has played just one game since.

But now he’s back in Liverpool’s Premier League squad and Klopp may need to call upon him between now and the end of the season.

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