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10th Jun, 2018 | 4:30pm

Celtic must plot raid for available right-sided flyer, Rodgers reunion would be genius


Celtic shouldn’t be too worried about all the noise being created by Old Firm rivals Rangers following the arrival of Steven Gerrard and know they still possess the best starting XI in the country.

However, manager Brendan Rodgers should be looking to improve his squad during the summer months and they will be judged on well they perform in European competitions next season.

The Bhoys could do with more competition at right-back for Mikael Lustig moving forward and attempting a move to sign Jon Flanagan would make perfect sense. 

Liverpool have confirmed that he will not be handed a new deal by them and will depart Anfield this summer when his contract expires.

That means the 25-year-old will be available on the market and the Scottish champions should be straight on the phone to try land the one-time capped England international.

He would add some extra quality and competition to the backline, while Rodgers is well aware of his talents from their time together at Anfield.

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Flanagan needs a fresh move to reignite his career after a difficult couple of years, but this is a full-back who was once a starter in the Liverpool XI and tipped for great things.

The right-sided flyer can be an attack-minded defender that pushes forward and his tenacious style would also make him a firm fan favourite at Parkhead.

Rodgers would be the perfect manager to help Flanagan rediscover his best kind of form and Celtic could be the perfect platform for him.

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