Journalist James Pearce has stated that right-back Nathaniel Clyne will depart Liverpool come the end of the season.

Clyne, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton for a transfer fee of £12.5 million in the summer of 2015, had a bright start to his career at Anfield.

However, in recent times, Clyne has been recovering from injuries. As a result, Trent Alexander-Arnold has taken Clyne’s spot in Jurgen Klopp’s first XI.

With that being the case, Clyne is expected to depart Anfield come the end of the season.

Pearce told The Athletic: “Clyne will leave on a free come the end of the season.”

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CHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool during the Pre-season friendly between Chester FC and Liverpool on July 7, 2018 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

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It is a bit of a shame how Clyne’s time at Anfield has ended. In his early days, he was arguably one of Liverpool’s better players.

There was nothing flash about him, but he was solid in defence and added something going forward. However, there is no denying that Alexander-Arnold has completely overtaken him.

What the 21-year-old gives Liverpool is much greater than what Clyne ever offered. Wherever Clyne ends up, we wish him all the best.

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