Report: Liverpool to make second offer for Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool are reported to have been impressed by Nathaniel Clyne's performances for Southampton this season.

Liverpool are prepared to increase their offer for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Reds had a £10 million bid rejected for Clyne earlier this morning, but they have not been put off by Southampton's initial refusal.

Brendan Rodgers feels that Clyne could be a vital addition to his team and is reportedly prepared to spend big to land the 24-year-old.

Southampton are reluctant to lose the defender but, with only one year left on Clyne's contract, they will reportedly listen to offers in excess of £15 million.

The Saints do not want to risk losing Clyne on a free transfer and, if they are given a sizeable fee, they will cash in on the England international.

If Clyne does leave Southampton, it will be a major blow to the side ahead of the new campaign as he has become such a key player for them.

Clyne's defensive solidarity, matched with his attacking prowess, makes him one of the most accomplished full-backs in the Premier League and he would be very difficult for Ronald Koeman to replace. 

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