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Klopp hopeful over shock defender deal as Liverpool switch edges closer

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern eagerly awaiting news on Georginio Wijnaldum’s move to Anfield have been handed a further transfer tidbit.

The Reds have a strong tradition of bringing through academy prospects, and while Jon Flanagan is far from the class of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, his potential departure has made our Merseyside locals uneasy.

According to the Sun, Jurgen Klopp believes the 23-year old would benefit from a loan move away from the Kop, considering his nightmare with injuries over the past two seasons.

Newly promoted Burnley are understood to be keen on the England international, who did not travel to America with his boyhood charges as he mulls over the short move to Turf Moor.

He was handed a new deal despite his injuries, though regular first-team football for the Clarets could speed up his development, after 18 months wrecked by ailments.

Celtic are said to be keen on him, as they are managed by the man who brought him through at Anfield, a certain Brendan Rodgers.

Can Flanagan get back on track with a loan move away? Let us know below…


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