Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v M'boro

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Third Round

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 3 - 1 Liverpool

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Flanagan set for new deal

Jon Flanagan has revealed that he is in contract talks with Liverpool and is ready to commit his future to the club.

Last Updated: 29/08/14 at 12:23 Post Comment

Jon Flanagan: Poised to pen a new deal at Liverpool

Jon Flanagan: Poised to pen a new deal at Liverpool

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 21-year-old full-back – a product of the Anfield academy system – has entered the final 12 months of his current deal.

He is, however, considered to be an important part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans, with his versatility marking him out as a useful asset.

Flanagan, who made his senior international debut for England in a pre-World Cup friendly against Ecuador in June, is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to extend his stay on Merseyside and says he will have no hesitation in putting pen to paper once everything is agreed.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “There have been some talks and I should be signing a new contract soon.

“It would be reward for all the hard work I’ve put in. It would be great for me and great for my family as well.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to play for Liverpool and I want to stay here for as long as I possibly can.”

Flanagan is currently being forced to watch on from the sidelines, though, with a knee problem keeping him out of contention.

In his absence, Liverpool have moved to bolster their defensive options, with Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno joining the ranks, but Flanagan acknowledges that competition for places is to be expected at a club competing on Premier League and UEFA Champions League stages.

He added: “A massive club like Liverpool are always going to sign top players.

“Moreno and Manquillo play in my position but that will just make me work harder. Having good players around you pushes you on.

“Hopefully I’ll get back in the team. Things went well for me last season and I want to build on that.”

Good lad, Flanagan. Really hope you can kick on again this season when you're fit and become our new right-back. Disappointed we sold Robinson as I hoped he'd make it but good luck to him at QPR. I just hope Suso and Teixeira get fair chances to make it this season and next season.
- lfcfan80

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 and pick up their first win of the Premier League campaign.

Premier League: Frank Lampard haunts Chelsea as he earns Manchester City earn 1-1 draw

Frank Lampard stepped off the bench to score against his former club and salvage a 1-1 draw for Man City at home to Chelsea.

Premier League: Frank Lampard has mixed emotions after scoring against Chelsea

Frank Lampard was almost speechless after scoring the equaliser for his Manchester City side in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Mail Box

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property