The manager of Liverpool has confirmed that defender Nathaniel Clyne will be sidelined for six months due to a cruciate ligament injury, Malawi Sports can confirm.
Klopp said: “what can I say other than how gutted we all for Clyne. He was training and playing so well-he was in an outstanding shape.
An injury of this nature is not a happy moment for any player, but the silver lining for him is that, according to the medical guys, it’s a straightforward ACL injury. This means fixing it and coming back from it should follow a path that I free from pitfalls and compliances.
At the moment there isn’t much more to say we’ll all support Clyne in whatever way we can and we look forward to seeing him beckon the pitch as soon as responsibly possible.
“He is such a sound professional and naturally very fit and strong, so all these things are in his favour”
Meanwhile, the Reds have ended their three-match US tour without any victory following a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon in the encounter in North America.
Liverpool will now travel to Scotland for a friendly against Napoli on Sunday before jetting off to France for their final match abroad against Lyon before returning to the UK.
The Merseyside will then take on Manchester City in the yearly raiser Community Shield fixtures on Sunday, August 4.
On Friday, August 9, Liverpool welcomes Premier League returnees Norwich City to Anfield for the official start of the new campaign.