By Will Butcher
Championship winners Burnley have made an approach for Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim that Clarets manager Sean Dyche wants to sign the 23-year-old academy graduate on loan for the upcoming season.
Burnley have made contact with the Merseysiders and it is said boss Jurgen Klopp is agonising whether to allow Anfield stalwart Flanagan to leave the club he has represented since he was a boy.
Flanagan has fully recovered from the knee problems that sidelined him for 18 months.
The right-back has featured in all three pre-season friendlies so far and has not missed a single training session since returning for pre-season training.
The Lancashire side’s interest comes after former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tried to lure Flanagan to Celtic Park.
The former Liverpool trainee, who graduated into the first team aged 18, is behind Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne in the pecking order for the full-back slots.
Despite managing a short revival from injury at the start of 2016, Flanagan was unable to force his way in regularly. He made five Premier League appearances last season, including a start in the last game of the season against West Brom.
Liverpool have been active in the transfer market so far, with Jurgen Klopp adding Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Marko Grujic and Loris Karius to his squad.
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