Jamie Redknapp has been left bemused by Jurgen Klopp's decision to loan out right back Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth, amid a defensive injury crisis at Liverpool.
Liverpool currently have no recognised right backs available, after Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out for the foreseeable future with a knee injury sustained in the warm up to Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Brighton in early January.
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"I can't understand the decision to let Clyne go out. I know you can play James Milner at right-back and I know he can fill in anywhere," the ex-Tottenham player said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"He's such an important player but it's makes you wonder why he let Clyne go out at this moment. I don't quite understand that."
Clyne was out for 257 days after suffering a back injury last year, in which time Alexander-Arnold nailed down the right back role in his absence. With the former Southampton star playing second fiddle to the 20-year-old, he was subsequently loaned to Bournemouth at the beginning of January, where he has played three matches so far.
It appears now that Klopp will offer youth an opportunity, with 18-year-old Rafael Camacho likely to fill in on Saturday.
Source : 90min