Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to join Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season.
The 27-year-old was keen to move on in search of regular first-team football after finding himself on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Clyne has started just one Premier League game so far this term with Trent Alexander-Arnold firmly established as the Reds’ first choice right-back.
The former Southampton defender replaced the injured Alexander-Arnold for last month’s 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield.
However, it was telling that Klopp opted to play midfielder James Milner at right-back rather than Clyne in the next game at Wolves.
With Alexander-Arnold now fit and Joe Gomez closing in on a return, Klopp has decided that he has sufficient cover to let Clyne go. As well as Milner, Fabinho can also operate at right-back.
Exciting Dutch teenager Ki-Jana Hoever is another option for Klopp.
The 16-year-old, who can play at full-back or centre-back, has massively impressed the manager since being promoted to Melwood last month.
The former Ajax youngster was called up from the Kirkby Academy due to the Reds’ defensive injury problems.