Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated he is keen to sign Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan but believes Jurgen Klopp will be reluctant to sell the full-back.

Flanagan emerged as a first-team player under Rodgers at Anfield during the 2013-14 season when the club came within two games of winning the Premier League title.

The 23-year-old has seen his career derailed by injury since then, missing the entire 2014-15 season and struggling to rediscover full fitness following his return in January 2016.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rodgers is keen on a reunion with the Liverpool academy product, but believes his successor on Merseyside in Klopp will want to hold onto him.

"Jon's a young player that I know very well," Rodgers told a press conference when asked about a move for the Liverpool defender.

"But he is currently a Liverpool player and I am sure Jurgen will have assessed his qualities and I am sure he will want to have him in his squad because he is very exciting, a local boy who is a top young player. And that is where we are with that."

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Rodgers has successfully signed one of his former players in Kolo Toure and tried to lure another to Celtic Park in Joe Allen, only for the Wales international to stay in the Premier League and join Stoke City.

Should Klopp allow Flanagan to leave, Rodgers could again be spurned by a Premier League club with newly-promoted Burnley keen on the full-back, according to the Daily Mail.

Liverpool have already allowed another young full-back in Brad Smith to leave the club, with Bournemouth completing a reported £6m move for the defender.

Sergio Canos, Jordon Ibe, Jordan Rossiter, Jerome Sinclair, Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure are all also among the players to have left Anfield this summer.