Liverpool boss Rodgers delighted for goalscorer Flanagan

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted for Jon Flanagan after his goal in victory at Tottenham.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted for Jon Flanagan after his goal in victory at Tottenham.

Rodgers reiterated his appreciation for the hard-working defender and expanded on why the No.38 should be credited for battling his way into first-team contention during the past six weeks.

"There was only one club who came in for him on loan, a League One club. No-one wanted to take him on loan," said the 40-year-old.

"He is a terrific boy; he has played for the U21s side, he has played in practice games when there are about two people watching and he has played in pre-season with thousands of people watching - and he doesn't change.

"I thought going back a few games, when he got into the team against Everton, that this was a kid who can handle it. Since he came in and played in the derby - and was man of the match against Everton - he has been fantastic.

"His confidence is growing and growing all the time. His goal was a brilliant finish; I'm delighted for him. As a local boy, you could see how much it meant to him and the supporters."

 
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