Liverpool have had only one offer for defender

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims it is 'remarkable' that the club have fielded only one offer for defender Jon Flanagan, who would appear to be available for loan if the right side came calling.

The 20-year-old has made only two appearances for the Reds this season, but was hailed by both Rodgers and club captain Steven Gerrard for his display in the Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Rodgers was thoroughly impressed by Flanagan, who received an ovation from teammates following the 3-3 draw, and the full-back's performance has reinforced the manager's belief that the young player needs more game time.

That could, however, come away from Anfield rather than in the Liverpool first-team, although Rodgers has hinted that there will be more opportunities for Flanagan following the encounter with the Toffees.

The Reds boss has also revealed that Liverpool have received only one noteworthy offer for the young Scouser, despite the club's willingness to pay Flanagan's wages were he to leave on loan.

"He needs to play football,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. “But if he plays like he played [against Everton], he is going to get football.

“It’s been remarkable, really, that we haven’t had any clubs come in to take him on loan. We will always facilitate the wages, but we have had just one club come in for him, and that was a League One club. He’s a young player that needs to play.

"There have been a couple of enquiries about him, but nothing concrete. I just felt that I needed to have him about, and in the end I needed him to play in the Arsenal game.

“He’s done brilliantly, and that gives me something to think about.”

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