Liverpool are one of the many teams that are planning a squad overhaul this summer. The new manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to improve the squad at the club already and is looking to add some quality going into the next season.
He has also left a number of players from the squad this summer and is also trying to get rid of all the deadwood in the squad before he can go into the next season.
The Liverpool born and bred 24-year old right back is a decent player who was finding some great form at the fag end of the 2013-14 season under Brendan Rodgers before he picked up a nasty injury that saw him sit out of the game for 18 months.
However, he came back into action late last season and though Klopp seemed impressed in the beginning, Flanagan became a part of the group that has left the club this summer.
It is now understood that the 24-year old has passed a medical at Burnley ahead of a move this summer with regular game time hard to come by under Jurgen Klopp.
This news comes as a shock for Liverpool fans just a few hours after left back Brad Smith left the club to join AFC Bournemouth. These transfers leave the club a bit short in the wing-back positions and it looks like Klopp is looking at a top class signing going into the next season.
The England international showed great potential when at his peak and may yet be able to grow on as one of the best players in the country in that position but it was the right decision for him to grow as a player.
So Liverpool made sure that they inserted a buy-back clause that will allow them to snatch him back in the next two years if he has done enough to warrant another chance in Liverpool colors.
It will be interesting to see how the 24-year old will cope with first-team football on a regular basis after staying away from the game for more than a year.
Do you think Liverpool should have kept hold of Flanagan this summer?