Riise and more: Twitter reacts as Flanagan captains Liverpool

John Arne Riise and Neil Mellor have their say on Jurgen Klopp's decision to hand Jon Flanagan Liverpool captaincy

Jurgen Klopp handed Jon Flanagan the captain’s armband to cap a special week for the Liverpool defender at St Mary’s.

The 23-year-old put pen to paper on a new three-year contract on Friday afternoon after the Reds defender made his return from a long-term knee injury earlier this year.

The Liverpool manager opted to make Flanagan skipper for the game against Southampton after Klopp rested Jordan Henderson following their mid-week Europa League exploits.

Unsurprisingly, Klopp earned plenty of praise for his popular decision to make the Liverpool youth graduate his captain for the Premier League clash.

However, Flanagan wasn’t able to inspire the Reds to victory after Liverpool surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Southampton.

Champions League winner John Arne Riise was among the first to congratulate Liverpool’s latest skipper:

Ex-Liverpool striker Neil Mellor reflects on a special week for the young Scouser:

Flanagan’s team-mate Jordan Rossiter is a fan of Klopp’s decision to make the England defender captain:

Even Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have their say:

Finally, comedian Darren Farley speaks for all Liverpool supporters:

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