Tuesday 23 January 2018

Liverpool star Jon Flanagan faces up to nine months on sidelines after latest operation

Jon Flanagan of Liverpool competes with Juan Mata of Manchester United last season
Jon Flanagan of Liverpool competes with Juan Mata of Manchester United last season

Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan has suffered another injury setback which is expected to keep him out of action for several months.

The 22-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has missed the whole season with a knee injury and he has now had to undergo another knee operation.

Flanagan, who made 23 appearances for Liverpool last season, suffered the original injury in pre-season and had been targeting a return but a scan of the knee revealed another problem requiring surgery.

Flanagan was on the standby list for Roy Hodgson's England squad and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said in March he hopes a new contract will be agreed with the defender.

Rodgers said then: "He is working his way back to fitness and when that happens I am sure the contract will get sorted out.

"He is a big part of the future here. He did remarkably well last year and showed he is player who can play for many years at this level."

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