Nathaniel Clyne is an English footballer that plays as a right-back for Premier League power club Liverpool FC and the England national team. Possessing an ideal combination for a modern day full-back of pace, technique, and both defensive and attacking qualities, Clyne stands as one of the best defenders within the Premier League.
Born in Stockwell, London, Clyne began playing for the academy set-up of Crystal Palace who are notorious for developing young talents into future stars of the game. Progressing through the youth ranks from 1998-2008 Clyne was destined for appearing with the first team through his electric pace and ability on the ball. The early part of the 2008/2009 season saw Clyne make his debut for the first team in a league match against Barnsley with his manager Neil Warnock declaring his admiration for the player. Clyne would continue to appear for the first team over the next seasons with the 2010/2011 campaign seeing the player become the youngest ever player to appear in every game of the season which also brought the Crystal Palace Player of the Year award being handed to him. Attracting several bigger clubs, the summer transfer period of 2012/2013 would see an offer being made by Southampton FC for £2.5 million which was subsequently accepted by Palace. Now a Premier League player with his club Southampton, Clyne would come up against the best attacking wide players in the country however more often than not saw the young full-back triumph over his opposition.
Spending three highly successful seasons with the club which saw Southampton pose as a real threat on the illustrious top four position within the league, Clyne was continuously linked with English giants Manchester United and Liverpool FC however it was the latter that managed to capture the gifted player's signature in a deal worth £12.5 million. Now a Liverpool player, Clyne hopes to showcase his full-back talents in the iconic red shirt and push the club closer to achieving the Premier League title and latter Champions League stages.
Making his debut for the England national side on 2 October 2014, Clyne poses as arguably the country's best right back and hopes to achieve major honours in future tournaments with a highly talented squad.