Neil Warnock gives his verdict on possible Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool deal

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Clyne looks set to make a move from Southampton to Liverpool in the coming days.

Liverpool are signing the best right-back in the country, so says his former boss Neil Warnock - them to give him his debut at Crystal Palace.

The Reds are, according to the Guardian, close to agreeing a fee of around £12.5 million with Southampton to sign the defender, and speaking on talkSPORT, Warnock feels Liverpool are getting a good deal for the 24-year-old.

He said: “I said he was the best right-back defensive-wise in the country two years ago and nothing has changed.

“He has still got flaws, but he is learning all the time and he is very good going forward.

“I think he is the best there is and it is a super bit of business by Brendan Rodgers. He should be in the England team.”

Southampton seemed prepared for the departure of Clyne having completed the signing of right-back Cedric Soares.

Over the last season or two, Clyne's stock has risen considerably, which has seen him receive call-ups for the England side, but with his contract only having 12 months to run, other Premier League clubs are starting to show an interest - but the Reds are close to getting their man.

He is certainly a required signing for Liverpool as many would argue that they have never really had a consistent right-back since Alvaro Arbeloa was at the club - who left for Real Madrid in 2009.

Glen Johnson was inconsistent and has left Anfield on a free transfer, Javier Manquillo has struggled during his time on loan from Atletico Madrid so far, while Jon Flanagan's injuries to continue to hamper him as it appears he will not be available again until the new year – per the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool clearly need reinforcements, and Clyne’s best years seem to be ahead of him. If he can replicate the form he has shown at St Mary's and continue to improve when at Anfield, a positional problem that has been an issue for Liverpool for a number of years may have been solved.

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