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.
— Francis Benali (@FrannyBenali) July 1, 2015
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.