Photo: Liverpool’s forgotten defender snaps rain-drenched selfie

Injured Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan braves the Merseyside weather

Liverpool starlet Jon Flanagan Photo: Jon Flanagan/Instagram

Jon Flanagan posted a gloomy selfie on Saturday night as the Liverpool defender edges closer to a return from injury.

The 22-year-old full-back has been sidelined for over 12 months after the Reds youngster suffered a serious knee injury last summer.

Flanagan was forced to undergo a further knee operation in May, which expected to keep the youngster out-of-action for six-to-nine months.

The Liverpool full-back has kept supporters updated with his infrequent Instagram posts, including training sessions with Jordan Henderson and bed-time reading of Steven Gerrard’s autobiography.

However, Flanagan appeared to be doing some sort of workout in the wet conditions on Saturday night as he posted the below rain-drenched selfie.

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A photo posted by Jon Flanagan (@jonflan38) on

The Liverpool defender was on standby for Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s World Cup after a series of impressive performances for the Reds.

Flanagan, who was part of the Reds’s League Cup-winning squad in 2012, scored one goal in 25 Premier League appearances last season.

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Liverpool face leaders Manchester City in their next Premier League fixture at The Etihad on 21 November.

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