English Premiership

Clyne returns to Palace on short-term deal

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

Former Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne rejoined Crystal Palace on a short-term deal on Wednesday.

Clyne left Premier League champions Liverpool at the end of last season and has been training with Palace in recent weeks.

The 29-year-old endured an injury-plagued spell at Anfield after joining the Reds from Southampton in 2015.

He made 137 appearances for Palace between 2008 and 2012, winning the club's Player of the Year award in 2011.

"I'm a London boy, this is where I grew up. I'm back home and all my family and friends are here," Clyne said.

"It's surreal being back, I'm enjoying it, and hopefully I can just crack on and enjoy my football again."

Clyne, who has made 14 appearances for England, had a loan spell at Bournemouth in 2019, but did not play a role in Liverpool's title-winning campaign last term.

He played 45 minutes for Palace's Under-23s earlier this month to prove his fitness before officially reuniting with Eagles boss Roy Hodgson, who gave the right-back his England debut.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24