Clyne out until 2018 after back surgery

Philippe Coutinho Roberto Firmino at Liverpool event

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.

Jurgen Klopp's confirmed that Liverpool now need to run tests on Mane to determine how bad his setback is.

It is understood Clyne travelled to London with a member of the club's medical staff for corrective surgery on Monday.

Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have deputised at right back for Liverpool in Clyne's absence.

The former of the pair has performed well in the role when given a chance and was recently called up to the England senior squad.

Senegal released the pacy forward early after issuing a statement saying he "slightly felt his old injury" after the 2-0 win over South Africa which secured World Cup qualification.

"Obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days", Klopp told