Photo: Liverpool star sends heartfelt message to Jon Flanagan

A nice touch from Adam Lallana after Liverpool reach League Cup final

Adam Lallana and Jon Flanagan after semi-final win Photo: Adam Lallana/Instagram

Adam Lallana has paid tribute to Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan after the full-back successfully came through his League Cup test.

The 23-year-old started his first Liverpool game since he picked up his long-standing knee injury in the summer of 2014 on Wednesday night.

Flanagan lasted 105 minutes before he was replaced by Jordon Ibe in extra-time just over a week after he made his comeback as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Exeter City in the FA Cup.

And Lallana wasn’t swept away by the emotion of reaching his first League Cup final as he paid a heartfelt tribute to Flanagan.

Lallana posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote: “Great to be back playing with you mate @jonflan38 and what a performance tonight👌🏻 Wembley here we come #LFC”

The former Southampton captain scored Liverpool’s winner in a dramatic 5-4 victory over Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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The Reds host Premier League rivals West Ham United in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

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