Liverpool’s squad, which included the likes of Connor Randall, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria, jetted off for the states in the early hours of this morning, but local lad Jon Flanagan was nowhere to be seen.
And that’s because the versatile fullback, who signed a new contract with Liverpool towards the end of last season, is considering a loan move to Burnley, reports the Echo.
They report that Jurgen Klopp has decided with Jon Flanagan his starting right-back and no European football in 2016/17, Flanagan will benefit from a temporary stint at a club that guarantees him minutes. With Liverpool’s new ‘75%’ playing time clause inserted into loan deal, Flanagan will have to be a Burnley starter if they want to get the deal done.
It’s thought that the defender will now take his time in considering whether the move is the right one for him.
The deal seems very odd because Flanagan can cover us at right or left-back, and now we’re looking very short in the fullback areas. We currently only have Brad Smith to support Alberto Moreno, and now Randall to support Clyne. As a result, we’re sure a utility fullback will have to be signed now before the new season; that’s if Flanno accepts his Turf Moor transfer.