Liverpool’s Flanagan out for ‘a few months’

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the 21-year-old faces an extended spell on the sidelines, but Daniel Sturridge is set to return to training next week

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Jon Flanagan will be sidelined “for a few months” after undergoing knee surgery.

The 21-year-old defender made 25 appearances last season but has yet to feature this term having been hampered by injury during the club’s tour of the United States earlier this summer.

“Young Jon Flanagan, unfortunately, has just had an operation that will probably have him out for a few months – which is disappointing,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.

The Liverpool manager also revealed that Daniel Sturridge is set resume training next week after picking up a thigh injury during the international break with England.

“Martin Skrtel is back training with the team, which is great news for us,” the Northern Irishman enthused. “Glen Johnson should be back training over the course of the weekend.

“Daniel Sturridge should hopefully be back training at some point next week. Joe Allen is still out and he’ll be out for a few weeks yet.”

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