Nathaniel Clyne aiming to be a long-term solution at Liverpool

Clyne is seen as a signing for both the short and medium term after making a summer move from Southampton.

Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne has told the club's official magazine that he is at Anfield for the long haul after making a move from Southampton this summer. 

Clyne signed for a reported £12.5 million, as reported by the BBC, and some feel that he could be one of the biggest and most influential signings for the club during the current window given the difficulties the Reds had in his position last season, and down the years with Glen Johnson failing to really impress. 

In an interview with the club's official magazine, Clyne said: "At 24 there is an opportunity for me to be part of the set-up here for a good part of my career.

"That's definitely the aim - I'm here for the long-term. I'm looking to nail a spot down at Liverpool as soon as possible, but I still have a number of things I can improve on that will hopefully make me a better player than I am now."

After an impressive season at Southampton in 2014/15, Liverpool will be hoping that Clyne can replicate that form with the Reds, after seeing their defensive problems continue last term, while also hoping he offers something going forward. Last season he scored a wonderful goal at Anfield in a game Liverpool won 2-1.

Liverpool could do with their summer signings, Clyne included, paying off this season as there has been a lot of change in and around the squad. 

Clyne is looking forward to his first appearance for the Reds at Anfield, which will be when they play Bournemouth a week on Monday, but first of all the Reds have got to get off to a good start during a difficult away fixture at Stoke City. 

He added: "I've seen lots of great atmospheres at Anfield, especially on the European nights, so it will be exciting to experience that."

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