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Nathaniel Clyne‘s bid to return to aggressive motion for the primary time since Could has been dealt one other blow.

The Liverpool right-back is more likely to be unavailable till February after present process surgical procedure on a again harm, in line with the Guardian’s Mark Dobson. Clyne first suffered the difficulty in July, when he performed the second half of a pre-season pleasant at Tranmere Rovers.

Clyne’s health issues are additionally inconveniently timed with subsequent summer time’s World Cup drawing nearer. In his absence, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier have established their locations in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and Clyne’s 20-year-old membership teammate Joe Gomez – who’s adept at centre-half and right-back – is now pushing for consideration.

Nevertheless, arguably essentially the most damaging information of the worldwide break got here courtesy of Sadio Mane. The Senegalese ahead picked up a hamstring harm throughout October’s World Cup qualifiers, and now, two months later, he is been despatched again to Melwood with an identical grievance.

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