Former Liverpool defender completes ‘surreal’ return to Crystal Palace

Nathaniel Clyne says he is “back home” after joining Crystal Palace on a short-term contract, eight years after he left the club.

The right-back, who has been training with the squad after being released by Liverpool, made 137 appearances for the Eagles between 2008 and 2012.

He has left Roy Hodgson impressed in training and has featured as a triallist in an Under-23s game, and his return to Selhurst Park has now been confirmed.

“I’m a London boy, this is where I grew up. I’m back home and all my family and friends are here,” he told

“It’s surreal being back, enjoying it and hopefully I can just crack on and enjoy my football again.”

Clyne will wear the number 17 shirt for Palace, where he will provide cover at right-back as recent signing Nathan Ferguson continues his recovery from knee surgery.


Parish explains Clyne decision

Clyne earned his first England call-up under Former Liverpool defender completes ‘surreal’ return to Crystal Palacecurrent Palace manager Hodgson and made 14 international appearances.

Chairman chairman Steve Parish said: “Nathaniel is a fantastic character to have around this squad and we are delighted to secure his services for the upcoming period.

“He is a first-rate professional, just as he was when I first met him more than a decade ago. His presence and experience will be invaluable.”

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