Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan reveals in ‘dream’ Merseyside derby appearance

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan admits it was a dream come true to line up for the Reds against Everton at Goodison on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Jon Flanagan has admitted it was a dream come true to help Liverpool secure a 3-3 draw with Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

The Reds sealed a late point thanks to last-gasp equaliser from substitute Daniel Sturridge at Goodison Park after Liverpool had twice squandered a lead against their top-four rivals.

Flanagan, who is a product of Reds’ famed youth academy, was brought into the side to deputise for injured Jose Enrique, and the young left-back
relished his chance to play in the local clash.

“It’s a dream come true just to get another chance,” Flanagan told Liverpool’s website.

“Playing for Liverpool’s first team is unbelievable for me. To play in a derby as a local lad, who has grown up supporting Liverpool, was a dream come true.

“The derby is the biggest of games. It’s as big as they get – Liverpool v Everton – for a local lad. All my family are Reds and I think they’ll be proud of my performance today.

“The manager just said well done and told me to keep going and to keep working hard. “It’s a dream come true just to get another chance.

“Playing for Liverpool’s first team is unbelievable for me. To play in a derby as a local lad, who has grown up supporting Liverpool, was a dream come true.

“The derby is the biggest of games. It’s as big as they get – Liverpool v Everton – for a local lad. All my family are Reds and I think they’ll be proud of my performance today.

“The manager just said well done and told me to keep going and to keep working hard. He said I had a good game, so I’ve just got to keep going now.”
He said I had a good game, so I’ve just got to keep going now.”

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