Bournemouth defender Nathaniel Clyne

Sherwood confused by Liverpool’s ‘massive error of judgement’ in January

Tim Sherwood has described Liverpool’s decision to allow Nathaniel Clyne to leave the club as ‘a massive error of judgement’.

The Premier League leaders allowed Clyne to join Bournemouth on loan last month, despite Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez being out of action through injury.

Clyne had only played 282 minutes of league football for the Reds since May 2017 thanks to a series of injuries, Jurgen Klopp allowed the England international to join Eddie Howe’s side for the rest of the season, where he has since started five fixtures for the Cherries.

Jurgen Klopp has had to resort to using the ever-versatile James Milner as a make-shift right back, leaving former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood to describe Liverpool‘s decision to farm out Clyne as ‘amazing’:

“They’ve picked up some injuries,” Sherwood told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“[Losing] Joe Gomez [to injury] is a big blow for them. I thought he was outstanding and it looks like there’s been a mistake with his injury, they seem to have left it a month or so and they’ve said he’s got to have an operation. That is poor.

“To let Clyne go to Bournemouth is amazing for me. Why would you get rid of someone? Trent Alexander-Arnold is injured as well so in the right-back area you really are struggling.

“You’ve got Milner who is going to play in there and do his best, is an outstanding professional and is capable – but to let Nathaniel Clyne go to Bournemouth is incredible to me. I think it is a massive error of judgement by Liverpool.”

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