Name: Nathaniel Clyne
In an inconsistent season for Liverpool, Nathaniel Clyne has been one of the few constants. Playing every minute of the Reds’ Premier League season so far, the former Southampton man has added stability to a defence that was in desperate need of it.
An attacking full-back by trade, Clyne has scored two goals so far in his Anfield career, with his first Premier League goal for the Reds coming in the 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa. Despite that, he has only registered one assist in all competitions so far this season, setting up Christian Benteke’s winner against Bordeaux in the Europa League.
But the right-back’s real strength, aside from his blistering pace, is the defensive side of his game. Considering his manager Jurgen Klopp likes his teams to press high up the pitch and win the ball in the opposition half, making 47 interceptions so far in the Premier League helps that effort hugely.
With Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both missing large parts of the season through injury, Clyne’s consistency and reliability is why we have nominated him for Liverpool’s BRIT award.