Defender poised for new Anfield contract

17 Mar

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is edging closer to a new contract after talks advanced with the club this week.

Liverpool: Defender poised for new Anfield contractLiverpool: Defender poised for new Anfield contract

The 23-year-old, who came through the Anfield academy, is due to see his current deal expire in the summer after he was given only a one-year extension following 20 months out with a knee problem.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire to keep the full-back for the longer term, after some impressive displays on his return to the first team, and Flanagan himself is keen to commit to the Reds.

When asked about the full back’s future earlier this month, Klopp said: “Of course, ‘Flanno’ is our boy and we’ll do everything we can to come together, and hopefully in the end it’s a positive solution for both sides.”

It’s believed Flanagan’s agent and Liverpool’s chief executive Ian Ayre have been involved in negotiations this week, with suggestions he could sign a three-year contract in the near future.


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