Photos: Jon Flanagan captains Liverpool for 3-2 defeat at Southampton

Jon Flanagan has a bittersweet Sunday as he captains Liverpool to 3-2 loss to Southampton

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Jon Flanagan captained Liverpool for the first time on Sunday although he couldn’t guide the Reds to three points against Southampton.

Jurgen Klopp opted to hand the one-time England international the captain’s armband in the absence of rested skipper Jordan Henderson.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a special week in his blossoming Liverpool career after he signed a new three-year deal with the Merseyside outfit on Friday evening.

Flanagan missed 619 days due to a serious knee injury before he returned to the Liverpool side for their 3-0 win against Exeter City in the FA Cup in January.

Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock with a long-range strike before Daniel Sturridge doubled the away side’s advantage.

However, Sothampton fought back in the second half as Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle levelled the game at 2-2 with seven minutes to play before the Senegal star netted a late winner.

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