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1 January 1993
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Jonathan Patrick "Jon" Flanagan (born 1 January 1993) is a professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Liverpool.
Having progressed through the Liverpool academy, Flanagan was promoted to the Reserve side in the 2010-11 season. He managed to work his way into the first team by the end of the season, making his debut against Man City on 11 April 2011. The young scouser dedicated his debut to his father Jonathan, who had also played for Liverpool youth team briefly as a youngster. Flanagan also highlighted the importance of Kenny Dalglish, saying "It gives all the young players a boost because we all know that Kenny is looking at us and is willing to give us our chance so that gives us confidence." Flanagan started for the majority of games after this point, racking up a total of seven appearances by the end of the season.
On 8 July 2011 Flanagan signed a contract extension with Liverpool. The details of the contract have not been released.
Flanagan started Liverpool's first game of the new season at home to Sunderland, however he was deemed to be at fault for Sunderland's equaliser by permitting winger Seb Larsson to get by him too easily. The match finished 1-1. Although he also made a couple of cup appearances for the first team, he spent the bulk of the rest of the season playing for the reserves. He was brought back into first team action on 24 March 2012 at home to Wigan Athletic, coming in for the injured Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson at right back, however the Reds lost the match 2-1. On 10 April 2012, Flanagan started Liverpool's game away to Blackburn, however he struggled against Rovers' winger Junior Hoilett. He was booked early for a poorly timed challenge, and a poor backpass midway through the half led to goalkeeper Alexander Doni bringing down Hoilett for a penalty. Doni was also sent off for the incident. Kenny Dalglish sacrificed Flanagan for substitute keeper Brad Jones who saved the penalty.
On 8 November 2012, Flanagan made his first appearance under new manager Brendan Rodgers but was on the losing side in a 1-0 defeat to Anzhi. His next appearance was as a substitute in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over non-League Mansfield Town on 6 January 2013 in the FA Cup. On 14 January 2013, Flanagan suffered a knee injury playing in the U21s match against Southampton, which kept the young defender out of action for three months. He made his comeback in the 2-0 U21s victory over West Brom on 14 April 2013.
- League Cup: 1 (2012)
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- Aged 17, Flanagan appeared on the Liverpool F.C. official site in the July 2010 edition of an article series called "One to Watch," which outlined five very gifted young players from Liverpool's academy.
- Jon Flanagan career stats at Soccerbase
- Jon Flanagan's profile on liverpoolfc.com
- Jon Flanagan player profile at LFCHistory.net
|Liverpool F.C. – current squad|
| 1. B. Jones • 2. Johnson • 3. Enrique • 5. Agger • 7. Suárez • 8. Gerrard (c) • 10. Coutinho • 11. Assaidi • 14. Henderson • 15. Sturridge • 16. Coates • 19. Downing • 21. Lucas • 24. Allen • 25. Reina • 29. Borini • 30. Suso • 31. Sterling • 33. Shelvey • 34. Kelly • 35. Coady • 36. Yesil • 37. Skrtel • 38. Flanagan • 43. McLaughlin • 44. Ibe • 45. Sama • 47. Wisdom • 48. Sinclair • 49. Robinson • 50. Morgan • 51. L. Jones • 52. Ward • MF Spearing • FW Carroll • FW Pacheco