NATHANIEL CLYNE has undergone "successful" surgery on his back. but still faces around three months on the sidelines.
Moreover, as far Clyne's national team chances go, he will find it hard to make the cut for next year's World Cup, especially with the likes of Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier the likely choices for England manager Gareth Southgate for the right-back position.
Klopp had also asserted that Clyne would miss out on the matches in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Some cynics will say that Saturday sees Liverpool's current team taken on Liverpool's team of tomorrow. He returned to training a few weeks ago, but suffered a set back in his recovery.