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Top 5 right-backs in the Premier League

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Adelaide United v Liverpool FC
Clyne runs with the ball for Liverpool

The Premier League has invested a lot of money on fullbacks and given the dearth of quality options in the area, it is not very surprising. Kyle Walker cost a mammoth £45m initial fee and Bellerin was linked with a move back to Barcelona. Over the years, the role of a fullback has grown.

Back in the day, your right-back or left-back was expected to defend first. But in the modern day game, the players are required to maraud on the flanks and contribute to the team's attacking forays.

Here we look at the top five right-backs plying their trade in the Premier League.

5. Nathaniel Clyne

The Crystal Palace academy product impressed at Southampton in the Premier League before earning a move to Liverpool and slotting in to make the right-back spot his own. He has had his critics of his time in Merseyside but Clyne has ensured that he is an England regular apart from being a consistent player.

Clyne's injury at the back end of last season left a huge gap to fill on the right because he was one of the first names on the team sheet at Liverpool. The defensive unit of Liverpool has faced much criticism but Clyne has silently gone about his business over the last two seasons. When he returns to action he will remain among the best in his position in the league.

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