Liverpool competition won’t stop me – Flanagan

The arrivals of Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo have seen the injured full-back’s place come under question, but the player is confident of proving his worth to Brendan Rodgers

Jon Flanagan is targeting a regular place in the Liverpool side when he returns from injury despite the extra competition for places at Anfield.

The full-back, who is currently injured, was a regular in Brendan Rodgers’ team last season – making 25 appearances – as Liverpool finished second in the Premier League, narrowly missing out on the title.

Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo have both arrived, while Jose Enrique is also in contention for a starting berth after returning from a knee problem – but Flanagan is determined to prove his worth to Rodgers.

“I don’t think it will be too long now and I think I should be back after the international break if all goes well,” Flanagan told the club’s official website.

“It has been frustrating for me but I can’t dwell on it. It was tough to pick up the injury in pre-season but I’ve just got to forget about that now and push on.

“It’s going to be tough but I’m more determined than ever. It’s a massive season for me and I just can’t wait to get back now.

“There’s a lot more competition for places, which is good for us. The manager has strengthened the squad with the new signings, so I’ve got to continue to work hard and then hopefully get a chance.”

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