Report: Liverpool leaning towards keeping Nathaniel Clyne amid Fulham and Cardiff interest

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 15, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Fulham and Cardiff City are both said to be chasing the Liverpool defender's signature on loan.

Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Fulham and Cardiff City may have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to the Daily Mirror (December 6 liveblog, 02:34).

The newspaper reports that both Fulham and Cardff are keen to take Clyne on loan from the Reds in January.

 

But it adds that Liverpool are leaning towards keeping him at Anfield as he continues his recovery from injury.

Clyne has only appeared once for Jurgen Klopp's side this season - during September's 2-1 EFL Cup defeat against Chelsea - and has seen Trent Alexander-Arnold seize the initiative in his position.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05, Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on...

The South London native began his career at Crystal Palace and may favour a return to the capital with Fulham if he is allowed to leave Liverpool.

The Reds are said to have paid £15.5 million to sign the England international from Southampton in 2015.

Should Liverpool allow Clyne to join Fulham or Cardiff City in January?

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