Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan may be back at Anfield sooner than expected after Burnley manager Sean Dyche admitted that the Clarets are reviewing the player's season-long loan deal. ​


Flanagan moved to Turf Moor last summer hoping to regain full fitness after missing the first half of the 2015/2016 with a long-term knee injury. Having made only eight appearances under Jurgen Klopp, the decision was made by Liverpool to loan the 24-year-old to newly promoted Burnley in order to give the defender some much needed game time.

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However, Flanagan has found himself with limited first team action at Turf Moor and reports in the ​Liverpool Echo suggest that his loan deal could be cut short, which would see him return to Anfield earlier than initially thought. 


Sean Dyche recently said of Flanagan's situation at Burnley: “It takes time to come through injuries, we’ve seen that with Vokesy (Sam Vokes), he’s looking a different player now compared to six months after his injury.

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“We knew there’d be an adaptation period for Flanno. He knows about the players now and how we operate as a team, on the training pitch and I think that’s done him some good so he’s closer to where he wants to be.


“We’ll monitor his situation and him with us.”


Flanagan has so far played just 314 minutes of Premier League football season and started only three games. He missed part of the Christmas period with a knee problem, although it is not thought to be linked to the same long-term injury he sustained back in 2014.


The Liverpool-born right back won the League Cup with his parent club in 2012 and earned a full England cap in 2014, after an impressive season both personally and for his club in which Flanagan played 23 times as Liverpool finished second in the Premier League table.