Victory over Bournemouth a deserved one for Liverpool, says Clyne

The defender was pleased with the Reds' defensive display in the 1-0 win over the Cherries.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne says their 1-0 win over Bournemouth was more than deserved.

The Reds secured their first win under Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday evening, as the defender scored the only goal of the game to see them progress in the Capital One Cup.

The German coach made several changes for the game, bringing in a number of youngsters and several of his squad players for the game against the injury-ravaged Cherries.

And Clyne says the new players did well and fitted into the system, adding that they deserved the victory and probably should have won by more.

“I thought we performed well,” he told

“We changed the side around and the players that came in did well. They fitted into the system well and we competed well. We got the victory we deserved and probably could have got more goals.”

Clyne found himself starting in a left-back role for the cup game, with youngster Connor Randall handed his senior debut in the right-back berth.

The former Southampton man looked comfortable there, though, with the change being a positive one as it saw him in the right place to score the goal that ultimately won his side the game.

And while he was pleased with getting on the score sheet, he was happier with the side’s defensive showing as a collective.

“I can do a job at left-back, I have played there before, I’m experienced there, so it was all good,” he added.

“You can see how tight we are at the back in our defensive positioning. Everyone knows their jobs, there’s a lot of hard work on the training ground. We’re doing well and hopefully we can keep more clean sheets and get more victories.”

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