The Jon Flanagan debate - Is he Good Enough for Liverpool?

The Jon Flanagan debate - Is he Good Enough for Liverpool?

Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge's return to training has overshadowed the fact Jon Flanagan is also nearing a return after a long time out. You can't blame people for overlooking Flanagan though, one is the Liverpool captain, the other is the club's best striker whereas Flanagan is just a back-up player. The local lad has a bit of a cult following at Liverpool.  Local lad come good and he's living out the dreams of so many supporters. Known for his …
Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Does He Really Need New Pliers? When interviewed following his third from last game in charge of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers identified a lack of quality ‘tools’ as the reason for his poor managerial record in 2015. “Give me the tools, I’ll do the work” were his exact words in the aftermath of September’s 3-2 victory over relegation-threatened Aston Villa. There was a particular implement in question: the brilliant Daniel Sturridge, whose brace had just extended Rodgers’ doomed reign into what …
Where art thou Flanagan?

Where art thou Flanagan?

Poor Jon Flanagan. The young Scouse lad came through the competitive ranks at the Liverpool academy, broke into the first team when the opportunity arose and made his mark. But since his injury, the team has evolved and the traditional back four has, for now, been all but abandoned by Brendan Rodgers. The full-back made 25 appearances in the 2013-14 season but is still yet to perform for the Reds in this year's campaign since picking up a knee injury. …
The Future of Flanagan

The Future of Flanagan

For no other club has the term surprise popped up more recently. We were surprised when we signed a Chelsea player who struggled to get off the bench and he began scoring for fun. Surprised that we were within touching distance of winning the league title after finishing seventh the season before. Another surprise was the form of Jon Flanagan. As always seems to be the case, there was widespread discontent when Flanagan was named in the starting line up …
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