Tim Sherwood believes Liverpool have made a massive blunder in letting Nathaniel Clyne leave the club during the pursuit of their maiden Premier League trophy.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Monday night, which allowed second-placed Manchester City to move within three points of the Reds.
With Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold unavailable, Klopp was forced to deploy James Milner deploy in a right-back role at the London Stadium. The Englishman, as expected, didn’t look too comfortable on the right-wing and endured a difficult night.
Sherwood believes lack of depth could hurt Liverpool badly over the next couple of months, and they have made a massive mistake in loaning Clyne to Bournemouth in January.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Sherwood said: “They’ve picked up some injuries. [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 [you may need]. Trent Alexander-Arnold is injured as well so in the right-back area you really are struggling.”
Carragher: “The right back situation; Klopp’s made a big mistake in letting Nathaniel Clyne go. I don’t understand why he did that. I know there were a couple of injuries after (he left) but you don’t need to let him go.”
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“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,” he concluded.