Liverpool transfer news: Fan favourite being courted by Premier League new boys

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Burnley reportedly want to strengthen their squad with the signing of Jon Flanagan from Liverpool.

According to The Sun, Clarets manager Sean Dyche has asked about taking the 23-year-old defender on loan for the 2016-17 season to help improve his side’s chances of surviving in the Premier League.

Flanagan can play equally comfortably in both full-back positions, and has emerged as a target for the Championship winners after they were quoted £4m for Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor, The Sun claims.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be a fan of the one-cap England international, but he has spent much of the last two seasons on the sidelines with injury, and Klopp wants to see him in action before making a decision.

A loan move to Turf Moor and some regular football might be the perfect solution for Flanagan, who starred in Liverpool’s 2013-14 title push, but has only played five Premier League games since.

The academy graduate is a firm favourite with most of the Liverpool faithful – who have dubbed him the ‘Scouse Cafu’ – because of the passion that he shows on the pitch and his aggressive tackling.

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