While no police statement was made by the England international's partner, CCTV footage showed the Reds academy graduate pushing Ms Wall into a wall twice before aiming a kick at her body when she slumped to the floor, which prompted the prosecution.
Liverpool Defender Jon Flanagan Pleads Guilty in Court to Charge of Assault in City Centre @ https://t.co/9cVKfBmR4G— LiverpoolPro (@LiverpoolPro) January 2, 2018
“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the player’s actions during the events that took place resulting in this criminal conviction", a statement from the club read, quoted via the Liverpool Echo.
“It leaves his own reputation damaged and, through association, he has severely let down the club he had previously represented with distinction.
Liverpool have told Jon Flanagan he won’t be sacked following his conviction for assaulting his girlfriend.— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) January 18, 2018
“We have expressed to him our disappointment and anger that he has failed to live up to the values of Liverpool Football Club, in this specific instance."
But despite their statement, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Englishman is set for an Anfield stay, until the summer at least, due to the north west side seeing themselves holding responsibility in the 25-year-old's rehabilitation.