Liverpool right-back ‘in contention’ to face Crystal Palace

Date published: Tuesday 27th March 2018 10:32 - Sarah Winterburn

Nathanel Clyne ‘is in contention’ to play for Liverpool for the first time this season when they travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Liverpool Echo claims that the right-back ‘stepped up his push for a first-team recall’ on Monday after Joe Gomez was ruled out for up to a month with an ankle injury.

Clyne suffered a back injury in pre-season and is yet to make a first-team appearance, though he took full part in training this week with other members of the Liverpool squad not on international duty.

He was joined by Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren, James Milner, Loris Karius, Danny Ward, Danny Ings and Joel Matip at Melwood.

Clyne now faces a battle with Trent Alexander-Arnold for the right-back spot; he is currently on international duty with the England Under-21 side.

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