FLANAGAN MOVES TO BURNLEY ON LOAN FOR A SEASON
Reds defender Jon Flanagan is all set to move to Burnley on a season-long loan deal, after the player gave his consent to the temporary deal between the two clubs. The deal was speculated to be the reason behind the defender not leaving with the squad at US earlier this month.
The Liverpool-born full back, who has only played for the Reds throughout his career since starting as a Melwood Academy player, is believed to have given his consent to the deal so as to get some regular first-team seasonal experience.
Klopp is also believed to be behind the deal, hoping that the experience at Burnley will be a valuable developmental move for Flanagan. Sources close to Anfield say that Klopp believes that the fullback will be an important part of the club in the near future, which probably was the reason why he was handed a 3-year deal by the manager in March.
Flanagan has received plenty of admiration from fans in the recent past, with the defender featuring as an important part of the Liverpool squad during the 2013/14 season, when they finished second in the Premier League. However, some serious knee problems in the next season put him at the sideline for 619 days, until last January.