Busy day as Liverpool and England duo move to Bournemouth

Nathaniel Clyne joins on loan while Dominic Solanke has sealed a permanent move.

On the move: Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne.
On the move: Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne.

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 4:14 PM

LIVERPOOL DEFENDER NATHANIEL Clyne is set to finish the 2018/19 season on loan at Bournemouth, while Dominic Solanke has sealed a permanent transfer to the Cherries. 

21-year-old striker Solanke moves to Eddie Howe’s side after an 18-month spell with the Reds during which he made 27 appearances for the first team.

The England player has made just two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s charges this season, out-of-favour and overshadowed by Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge.

He’ll make a fresh start at Dean Court off the back of the reported £19 million deal.

27-year-old Clyne meanwhile will come as another boost to the Cherries, who have agreed a loan deal with the Premier League leaders until the end of the campaign.

Also in search of regular first-team football, Clyne will be a welcome replacement for Adam Smith and Simon Francis at the 12th-placed outfit, as they both sit out with long-term injuries.

The 14-time capped England defender was a regular starter in his first two seasons at Anfield after arriving from Southampton on a £12.5 million move in 2015, but while he was out injured last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold emerged as first-choice at right back.

He has played 102 times for the Reds, but just nine times in the last two seasons — and has started only once in the Premier League this term.

Joe Gomez, James Milner and Fabinho can both all there too so Klopp appears content to let Clyne — who started his career at Crystal Palace — ply his trade elsewhere for the rest of the season.

He was also a target for Cardiff City.

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- This article was updated to include the Solanke news when it broke.

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