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Warnock Reveals Cardiff Will Pursue Deal For Liverpool Outcast In January

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has confirmed that the Bluebirds are interested in signing Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne next month.

The 27-year-old has not played a single minute in the Premier League this season, but all that may change in the coming days and weeks.

First choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is out of the game against Manchester United with a foot injury, and will likely miss the match versus Wolves next week too. With Joe Gomez not fit either, Clyne is likely to get more game time in upcoming games. Warnock says he is aware of the Reds’ long injury list:

“I know Nathaniel, I gave him his debut. But the thing about that is they (Liverpool) have had a lot of injuries and they’ve got to look after themselves. It’s very difficult to get clubs to commit. He (Clyne) would be one on our list, yes. We are looking at that position.”

Clyne has been sidelined over the last few weeks due to an injury of his own, but he was back in full training yesterday, suggesting he will be in the squad for the United game on Sunday.

With Alexander-Arnold ruled out, James Milner could deputise as an auxiliary fullback as he did against Burnley if Clyne is not deemed fit to start.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also has limited options at centre-half with Joel Matip out of action for six weeks with a broken collarbone following an incident late on in the game against Napoli on Tuesday night.