Is Nathaniel Clyne the right man for Liverpool?

Liverpool raided Southampton three times last summer in an attempt to try and strengthen their squad, but the signings they made did not live up to their potential and their exceptionally high transfer fees.

Rickie Lambert cost the Reds £4 million and managed to score a few goals and gain a few assists in the limited playing time he got, but never really made a major impact on Merseyside.

Dejan Lovren, meanwhile, cost £20 million and suffered a horrendous first season at Anfield, not managing to cement down a consistent place in the starting eleven as a result of disastrous form.

Finally, Adam Lallana cost £25 million and showed glimpses of his Southampton self but was hit by a number of injuries that didn't let him show his full potential, meaning he is yet to have proved his true worth.

However, after signing three players from Southampton last summer, Liverpool are set to sign England right-back Nathaniel Clyne and once again launch a raid on the Saints. Liverpool have already had a £10 million bid for the exciting right back knocked back, but a bid of just £15 million could be enough to seal the signature of Clyne.

Potential right-back options already in Liverpool's ranks?

Liverpool are losing a right back in the summer in Glen Johnson, but are welcoming back Andre Wisdom from his loan spell. Instead of splashing £15 million on a right back, could Liverpool put their faith in the young English international instead?

Wisdom spent last season on loan at West Brom and struggled to get much game time. He fell out of favour when Tony Pulis took over and struggled to gain vital Premier League experience which he was sent out to do. As a result, Wisdom may not be able to force his way into the Liverpool team next season and could be sent out on loan again, so he might not be the right-back the Reds need in a race for the top-four.

Clyne supposedly keen on Merseyside move

Nathaniel Clyne was heavily linked with Manchester United, just a few weeks ago, but now it is being reported that he is desperate to join Liverpool. Clyne was one of the best right backs in the Premier League last season and to be available for just £15 million is an opportunity Liverpool cannot afford to pass up.

Clyne managed to prove time and time again last season that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level and could be Liverpool's future right back for many years to come. Clyne also showed he can also get forward and help the team get goals by scoring three goals in all competitions, last season, as well as adding a few assists.

An opportunity Liverpool cannot afford to miss

Liverpool's pursuit of Clyne had a major development when reports came out that Southampton were very close to signing Cedric Soares, a right back from Sporting Lisbon. Soares is being widely seen as a replacement for Clyne and a move to Liverpool could be imminent.

Liverpool may have other right backs that could play next season, such as Javier Manquillo and Wisdom, but Clyne is available for a very cheap price and is one of the best in the league. Liverpool cannot afford to let the opportunity to sign him go.

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