Will the emergence of one English right-back mean the departure of another at Liverpool this summer?
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has become one of the club’s most promising stars.
The 19-year-old has provided some stellar performances against some of the biggest names in England and Europe alike, and now looks set to star for the Reds in their Champions League final against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The versatile right-back has also been included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for next month’s World Cup finals in Russia.
All of his success has dented the chances of teammate Nathaniel Clyne progressing at Anfield.
The 27-year-old has missed almost the entire campaign due to various injuries, each denying him game time this season.
With the rapid development of Alexander-Arnold, surely Clyne is now considered second-choice at Liverpool behind the current England international?
If that is the case, Clyne may seek adventures new elsewhere this summer to ensure that as he enters his ‘peak years’ he is, barring injury, playing regular first-team football at a high level.
So, where could he go?
His long lay-off will put off any top-six clubs who seem to be content with their designated right-backs.
However, Clyne would most likely interest the best of the rest in the Premier League, perhaps even his two former clubs Crystal Palace and Southampton would be interested in his services if he was willing to take a step back for the good of his long-term prospects.