Nathaniel Clyne sends message to Liverpool FC fans about injury woes
Nathaniel Clyne opens up about his Liverpool FC injury woes last season
Nathaniel Clyne has admitted that Liverpool FC’s brilliant form in his absence last season has made him all the more hungry for success next term.
The right-back suffered a serious injury in pre-season last summer which kept him out for most of the campaign as Liverpool FC earned huge amounts of praise for their performances in all competitions.
Clyne missed eight months due to the back problem and only made his return to the first team for Liverpool FC on 7 April, notching up just five appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Liverpool FC enjoyed a positive campaign under Jurgen Klopp, as they secured another top-four finish in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.
Clyne’s injury lay-off allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold to impress in his absence last season.
However, the right-back insists that his lay-off on the sidelines has simply made him more hungry for success in the seasons to come.
Clyne is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “It was difficult, for sure.
“To be out for so long is frustrating, and the fact that it came during pre-season probably made it even worse.
“Then to eventually have to have surgery, that was another setback, it was tough.
“You’re there, and the players are all going out to train while you’re off to the gym or the physio room, day after day. You’re on the bike or whatever, and that’s all you can do.
“It wasn’t easy. When I came back it was the business end of the season, so the games were big and had a lot riding on them, so to have to go straight in was a test for me.
“But it was important for me to get a few minutes under my belt, get a taste for it again and set me up to go again in pre-season.
“I’ve worked hard to get my fitness back, and I can feel the benefits.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool FC have already made their first signing of the summer transfer window after having wrapped up a deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Fabinho to Anfield from Monaco.
The Reds are likely to want to make a number of other signings this summer as they bid to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League next term.