Liverpool: Jon Flanagan out for six to nine months

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan
Jon Flanagan has made 42 appearances appearances for Liverpool, scoring one goal

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is set to miss another six to nine months after having a new knee operation.

Flanagan, 22, has not played for the Reds this season after suffering the injury on a pre-season tour last year.

The England international, who has made 42 appearances for his club, had surgery before resuming full training in March but scans highlighted a problem.

He will not return until 2016 if he is out for the full nine months.