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I want to compete for titles, insists Clyne

Published 02/07/2015 | 02:30

New Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne believes their summer recruitment has signalled their intent to improve this season
New Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne believes their summer recruitment has signalled their intent to improve this season

New Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne admits the Reds have to improve this season but believes their summer recruitment has signalled their intent.

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The England right-back became Brendan Rodgers' sixth signing of the close season after completing the paperwork on a five-year contract.

His transfer from Southampton, costing £10m up front and £2m in add-ons, complements the £29m acquisition of Hoffenheim's Brazil forward Roberto Firmino in addition to the £3.5m spent on teenage Charlton defender Joe Gomez, the arrival of Burnley striker Danny Ings - likely to cost £5m-plus in compensation - and the free transfers of Manchester City midfielder James Milner and Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

"There is room for improvement and you can see with the signings that have been made, we're pushing for it," he said.

"If we get a good pre-season out of the way and start the season brightly, it'll be looking good. You can see we've got the players to do it.

"I'm sure with all the competitions we're going into this year, we'll be going into them looking to try and win them.

"That's where I want to be - I want to be competing for all the titles and trophies that are available.

"I've been progressing as a player but I'm fully confident I am good enough to play for a team like Liverpool. What I need to do now is show that.

"Hopefully we can have a good season and come out of it with some silverware."

Irish Independent

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