After outlets such as The Guardian have reported that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Southampton over right-back Nathaniel Clyne, it seems likely we will be seeing the Englishman in Merseyside next season.
Manchester United will be disappointed in hearing this news as it had been reported earlier this summer that Louis van Gaal was interested in signing the speedy full back. That being said, Brendan Rodgers will be delighted with his sixth signing of the summer and Clyne has the potential to be the most effective of them all.
While players such as Roberto Firmino and James Milner will certainly add to the Reds' overall quality of their squad, the English right-back will provide an aspect that Liverpool have been missing for some time now.
Over the past couple seasons, the right full back position has been somewhat an area of uncertainty for Rodger's team, with multiple players such as Glen Johnson, Emre Can, Javier Manquillo among a few others having occupied the slot.
Clyne will not only provide the Welsh manager with stability in that area of the pitch, but it will also allow him to switch back to a favourable four-man defence as opposed to the three-back he resorted to out of desperation this past year.
Another reason Nathaniel Clyne will be a hit at Liverpool is that he is a young talent who has the potential to improve. While he lacks experience on the European level, at age 24, the Merseyside club will hope to groom him into one of Europe's elite full backs.
However, Liverpool aren't the only ones who will benefit from this move, as Clyne will certainly be thankful for the opportunity he is being given and will hope that the Reds' will be the way for him to cement a spot in the England starting XI as well. With Roy Hodgson seemingly more willing to give those playing for a top-level Premier League club as opposed to a fringe team.
The speedy full back will be the player to watch this upcoming season for Liverpool, and the fans should be excited to see the positive affects he will hopefully bring.
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