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

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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