Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne to miss three months after surgery

Nathaniel Clyne ruled out until February

Clyne was Klopp's most-used player prior to injury, featuring in 37 of the Reds' 38 league games last season, with little backup for the England global.

The English media reported on Monday evening that the England worldwide has undergone corrective back surgery on an issue that has plagued him for months, and will continue to do so with the 25-year-old now set to miss another three months of action.

Clyne last featured for Liverpool against Tranmere Rovers during pre-season on 12 July, in which he sustained the back injury.

Klopp had earlier said on Clyne's injury, "Nathaniel is working hard on his rehab and we have kept a close eye on his progress, but the reality is we are looking at some time still before he is back and available for selection".

"He was in a good way and then had a little setback".

In order to correct the issue with his back, Clyne underwent "minor, corrective surgery", which is now expected to rule him out until February.

It now remains to be seen if Liverpool dip into the market in the January transfer window to get a replacement for Clyne.

Captain Jordan Henderson, who last week pulled out of England's matches against Germany and Brazil because of a thigh problem which forced him to miss the win over West Ham, was among the players present but he did not train with the main group.

For Clyne, his hopes of making the plane for the World Cup in Russian Federation are now very much in the balance.

Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been deployed at right-back by Klopp in his absence while Tottenham's Kieran Trippier has been favoured by Gareth Southgate in the England set-up.

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