Nathaniel Clyne will leave the club at the end of the season.
Those were the words of journalist James Pearce, who sees no future for the former Southampton defender at the club.
Clyne has severely struggled with injuries over the past two years and was loaned out to Bournemouth for the second half of last season, where he made 14 appearances and accumulated over 1,000 minutes of playing time.
The 28-year-old has missed 89 games in three seasons, and his latest injury was last summer where he suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during a pre-season game against Borussia Dortmund in America.
During a Q&A session on The Athletic, Pearce answered a question from ‘Jack H’ on what the future holds for Clyne. Here is what he said.
Is it the right decision to let Nathaniel Clyne at the end of the season?
Despite his issues, Clyne still has admirers from clubs. Turkish newspaper Posta (via Sport Witness) claimed that Besiktas are interested in his services, and added that the two clubs are already in talks to agree personal terms as his contract is set to expire in the summer.
It’s understandable why Liverpool are taking this stance on the right-back. He has fallen behind Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order and has been on a steady decline, which has been sad to see.
During his time at Anfield, he has scored twice and conjured up just five assists in 103 appearances for the Reds. With the coronavirus pandemic bringing the Premier League season to a halt, he may have already played his last game for us.
Taking all of the above into account, it is the right decision for both parties for Clyne to leave the club.