Nathaniel Clyne has completed his £12.5million move to Liverpool, and he feels the Reds are capable of winning silverware in his debut season.
The England international has progressed into one of the best right fullbacks in the country, having joined Southampton from Crystal Palace in 2012. Clyne went on to make 104 appearances for the Saints in all competitions, scoring five goals, but it appeared increasingly likely that his time on the South Coast was up when his contract entered its final 12 months.
As soon as it was clear the 24-year-old had no intention of signing a new deal at St Mary’s, a number of clubs were linked with his signature. Yet he claims as soon as Liverpool showed an interest in adding him to their squad, there was only one place he was headed – and he is now confident that he will soon be celebrating adding to Anfield’s illustrious honours list.
“You can see we’ve got the players to do it,” he said of his new club’s chances of glory. “I’m sure with all the competitions we’re in, we’ll be going into them looking to try and win them. That’s where I want to be – I want to be competing for all the titles and trophies that are available. Hopefully we can have a good season and come out of it with some silverware.”
Liverpool have not won a trophy since Kenny Dalglish led them to League Cup success in 2012, but will be competing in the UEFA Europa League as well as the three domestic tournaments this season. After their sixth-place Premier League finish last term the pressure is on Brendan Rodgers to deliver this time round, and a trophy would certainly be welcomed at the club.
Meanwhile, talkSPORT claim the Reds are on the verge of signing Christian Benteke. The Aston Villa striker has a release clause of £32.5million in his contract, although it is claimed the two clubs have negotiated this fee. The Belgian would join Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Danny Ings Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Clyne in Rodgers’ squad ahead of the new season.