Liverpool's Flanagan set for U21 call

Flanagan has been in brilliant form for Liverpool.

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England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate has said that in-form Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan will be very much involved in his squad - if he doesn't force his way into Roy Hodgson's World Cup plans.

I went to see Jon and Brendan at Liverpool about a month ago, because I feel he does deserve to be in our squad.

He’s one we’ll be looking to involve in the summer, if of course he doesn’t force his way into the seniors.

– England U21 manager Gareth Southgate