By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jurgen Klopp has given Jon Flanagan a boost by offering reassurances about his Liverpool future.
The full-back, 23, is out of contract in the summer after two years of his career were wiped out by a terrible knee injury.
But, as revealed by Football Insider on Tuesday morning, Liverpool have been impressed by how the Academy graduate has fought his way back into the team and he will be offered an extension to his agreement.
Speaking at his media briefing on Tuesday, Klopp confirmed that the club want to retain the services of Flanagan.
“Of course Flanno’s situation is in my thinking,” the Liverpool manager said. “The best news is that he is back. After a long injury you always have to be careful. That’s how it is.
“It’s not been too easy for Flanno. He has a lot of qualities but patience is not the biggest one. It’s been a long trip for him.”
Flanagan, who was a non-playing substitute against Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final defeat, signed a 12-month extension when he was sidelined last season.
He has made three first-team appearances since making his comeback last in January and is putting pressure on struggling left-back Alberto Moreno.
Klopp explained: “After a game he needs a day or two to recover. If it’s a hard session he has to stop. It’s not easy for him or perfect for us.
“But of course Flanno is our boy and we will do everything, come together and hopefully reach a positive solution for both sides.
“There will be a few talks and then we will see what happens.”
In other Liverpool news, Joao Teixeira has been offered a deal by Fiorentina when his Anfield contract expires in the summer.