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Flanagan eyeing more game time after maturing at Liverpool

Liverpool youngster John Flanagan is targeting more game time in the senior team despite admitting he may have to be patient.

The 19-year old right-back has been used sparingly this season after making an impression at the end of last term but has appeared in the last two Premier League outings in the absence of Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly and is now looking to build on that now he has matured.

"I think I have matured as a player and as a person," he told LFC Magazine.

"I'm training at Melwood full-time now, learning from the coaches and the other players, and always looking to improve my game.

"Being in that situation helps, and I would say I have a bit more experience now and have matured."

Flanagan added: "I realised in the summer that other people would be fit again and that I would have to fight to get back into the team.

"I've had to be patient and bide my time, but it was great to get a game against Wigan. Hopefully now I can get a bit more game time.

"It's disappointing for Glen and Kells' that they have been injured, but that's the nature of football. When you get your chance, you've just got to take it."

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