Announcement within days: Liverpool to complete defender deal - report
By Dominic Toner
Jon Flanagan will undertake a medical at Burnley and complete a loan move from Liverpool, according to a report.
The Mail report that Flanagan has agreed the terms of a season-long loan switch from Anfield and an announcement is expected within days.
It is said that Jurgen Klopp believes that the defender can gain some valuable first-team experience at Burnley and that he still has a long-term future at Anfield.
The German opted not to take the 23-year-old on their pre-season tour of the US after deciding the full-back would spend the season away from the club.
Flanagan has fully recovered from the knee problems that sidelined him for 18 months, and even managed to land himself a new three-year contract in March that will keep him at Liverpool until 2019.
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The Mirror reported last month that the defender was given the green light to join the Clarets and the newly-promoted Premier League side are edging close to completing the deal.
Despite managing a short revival from injury at the start of 2016, Flanagan was unable to force his way into the first team regularly for Liverpool.
He made five Premier League appearances last season, including a start in the last domestic game of 2015-16 against West Brom.
The versatile defender has made 50 appearances for the Reds since making his debut as a teenager, scoring one goal.
The 23-year-old is one of the Merseyside outfit’s most promising emerging talents alongside Divock Origi, Joe Gomez, and Emre Can.
Flanagan would join five Liverpool players who have left the club this season to pursue first-team football elsewhere, including goalkeeping pair Adam Bogdan and Danny Ward.
In other Liverpool transfer news, young Real Madrid sensation Martin Odegaard is set for a loan move and is anxious for Jurgen Klopp to make a move.