Liverpool are reportedly set to open contract talks with full back Jon Flanagan at the end of the current campaign.

According to the Daily Mail, the young English defender, who is out of contract at the end of the season will be offered a new deal by the club.

Flanagan was the breakthrough player for the Merseyside club last season. He made 23 starts for Liverpool last season and is considered a big part of the future by the Reds hierarchy.

The 22-year-old defender, who is primarily a right-back, can also play on the left side of defence making him an asset for the manager.

An impressive campaign in 2013/14 saw the defender make his Three Lions debut as a substitute in the game against Ecuador, and was also named on the standby list for the World Cup squad.

But the defender has had to undergo a period on the sidelines after being injured at the start of this season.

Flanagan has failed to take the pitch for Liverpool this campaign and even though he has returned to training with the first team, it is unlikely that he will play for the Reds this season.

However, Rodgers is a big fan of the defender, who has been on the Anfield club's books since the age of 11 and will be reluctant to let the local lad leave this summer.

The Northern Irishman confirmed that the Liverpool defender's contract would be sorted once he works his way back to full fitness.

"Hopefully Flano's contract will be sorted out. He is working his way back to fitness and when that happens I am sure the contract will get sorted. He is a big part of the future here," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.