Reports this morning, such as one in the Express, claim that Sean Dyche’s Burnley are interested in Jon Flanagan.
The defender hasn’t managed to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s starting first-team on many occasions since returning from his lengthy injury, but did sign a long contract extension at the end of last season.
The 24-year-old can play at right or left-back, and many Reds wanted him deployed on the left last term ahead of defensively shoddy Alberto Moreno.
What Flanno lacks in technical ability he makes up for in dedication, passion and aggression, but under Klopp – it looks like his Liverpool future is probably as a substitute.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Flanagan played an integral role during our title pursuit in 2013/14, earning an England cap in the process, but a devastating injury blunted his progress and he’s still not fully back to his best.
There’s no way Liverpool should consider loaning Flanagan to Burnley, considering our lack of options in both fullback areas. We’re trying to sign another left-back to support Moreno, but if we loaned Flanagan out, we’d need to sign another right-back to backup Nathaniel Clyne.
This one’s a non-starter, even if Burnley’s interest is genuine.