Jon Flanagan says he wants to be a one-club man with Liverpool

The full-back, whose deal at Liverpool expires in the summer, has declared his commitment to his hometown club and says he wants to remain there for the rest of his career like Jamie Carragher.

Jon Flanagan says he wants to be a one-club man with Liverpool
The full back made his first league appearance since May 2014 in the three-nil win over Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)

Jon Flanagan has declared his intentions to remain at Anfield for the long-term, despite his contract expiring this summer.

The Scouser told the Liverpool Echo it was his "dream to play for Liverpool" and declared that he wants to emulate former teammate Jamie Carragher and be a one-club man.

The full back insisted: "I pinch myself every day when I think about what I’ve done so far, but hopefully there’s a lot more to come."

The club are yet to offer Flanagan a new deal, whose current contract was signed midway through his lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury in which he had to undergo two operations.

However, the player who made his debut in another 3-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield, back in 2011, insists he is just concentrating on playing and letting his agent “deal with the contract side of things.

Flanagan, whose agent is his uncle, Bradley Orr, a former full-back himself, is keen to impress his manager, Jürgen Klopp. “I just have to do my stuff on the pitch and show the manager what I can do," he added.

Full-back keen to commit long-term future to Reds

Flanagan made his long-awaited comeback from injury recently. (Picture: Getty Images)
Flanagan made his long-awaited comeback from injury recently. (Picture: Getty Images)

The defender has recently returned to full fitness, making his comeback appearance against Exeter in the FA Cup back in January and playing his first Premier League game since May 2014 versus Manchester City on Wednesday.

Flanagan’s performance in that game will have done little damage to his chances of gaining a new deal, with a forceful challenge on former Red Raheem Sterling early on, being picked out as a highlight by many.

The 23-year-old stated that there were no personal intentions in the tackle on the England winger, who left Anfield in acrimonious fashion last summer.

The ball was just there to be won,” he said. “Raheem is a good lad and one of my mates, but business is business.

Along with the challenge, the full-back’s vocal commitment to the club is likely to further increase his popularity with the Anfield faithful, who have visibly taken a shining to Flanagan during his short first-team career already.

Liverpool’s No.38 explained that he's "a local lad" and said: "This is my club.  I want to stay here and help Liverpool win trophies.” 

Flanagan acknowledged the influence of Steven Gerrard and Carragher on his development at Liverpool, before announcing “I want to be a one-club man.