Southampton legend trolls Liverpool manager after Nathaniel Clyne signing

Southampton legend Francis Benali enjoys a joke at Liverpool's expense following the sale of Nathaniel Clyne

Francis Benali shared a joke at the expense of Brendan Rodgers on social media after Liverpool completed the signing of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton on Wednesday afternoon.

The England right-back penned a five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit after Liverpool agreed a reported £11.5m deal with the south coast club for the defender’s services.

Clyne’s move to Anfield from St Mary’s means the Reds have paid Southampton a staggering £61.5m over the past 12 months following the sales of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert.

And Southampton legend Benali joked that Liverpool manager Rodgers had submitted a bid for an unwanted garden chair on his Twitter page.

Lallana, Lovren and Lambert all endured forgettable first seasons at Anfield as Liverpool finished in seventh place.

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton ended the 2014/15 campaign in eighth place after a promising first campaign under the Dutch coach.

Clyne is Liverpool’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window so far.

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