Report: Liverpool’s Clyne faces three more months out after back surgery

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Liverpool’s defensive woes continue to be a concern for Jurgen Klopp, and one of the main reasons why the back line hasn’t performed up to par is the absence of one of the club’s biggest influences.

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Nathaniel Clyne hasn’t featured this season for the Reds, after picking up an injury during preseason. Now, the 26-year-old defender looks like he’ll miss more time after undergoing back surgery.

The Independent is reporting that Clyne will be sidelined for at least three more months, following the operation on Monday.

If the timetable as reported is on par, Clyne could potentially miss the rest of the UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as vital domestic matches against Chelsea, Arsenal, league leaders Manchester City and Tottenham.

Clyne’s status with England is also affected by this latest setback, with the World Cup just seven months away.