5 Lessons learnt from opening day win over Stoke
2) In Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool have a very good right-back
Liverpool brought in several new players this summer and a lot of focus has been on the arrival of Christian Benteke and Firmino. But the capture of right-back Clyne from Southampton, so far seems to be one of the better signings Brendan Rodgers has made during his time at the club.
Last season Rodgers opted to play Emre Can at right-back and on some occasions Glen Johnson. Both players did not cover themselves in glory in that position but now based on Clyne’s pre-season and his performance against Stoke, Liverpool now have a right-back who is actually better at defending than going forward.
If Clyne can remain fit and in-form then Liverpool’s right hand side of defence will be solid for the rest of the season.