- Sep 21, 2013
This is by intent. Rodgers did not fancy his full backs launching the ball from the flanks as much as he prefers passing the ball on the deck which Clyne is more accustomed to.What you say about Clyne is true, but a failing that a lot of people attribute to him is that, unlike Robbo and Trent, he's not very good at crossing the ball into the box as our fullbacks do now.
Trent's ball playing ability is what's getting him in the team, not that he is bad at defending. Clyne is a pure defender. Although I do feel like blooding trent for two years was worth the return of investment. i'm just wondering at what point do we realise that 50 games is too much for a 20 year old.
I rather have Clyne as a stand in for robertson and trent than milner being a stand-in. Again I feel klopp finds one thing lacking from clyne as a full back that he's willing to see out other options.
I wouldn't be against signing a two footed full back like Arbeloa who eventually became a mainstay.