Liverpool confirm Can and Flanagan’s exit

Liverpool confirm Can and Flanagan’s exit

Liverpool have confirmed Emre Can will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the month.

The 24-year-old played his 167th and final game for Liverpool in last month's UEFA Champions League final match defeat by Real Madrid of Spain in Kiev.

Can has been linked with a summer exit all season with Serie A champions Juventus the front-runners to sign the versatile midfielder.

The club also confirmed new contracts have been offered to under-23 duo George Johnston and Conor Masterson.

The other notable name on to be released by Liverpool is defender Jon Flanagan.

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But with the arrival of defensive midfielder Fabinho, it appears that Can is heading for new pastures this summer.

For Jon Flanagan, Liverpool Academy graduate, the picture is not so rosy as the 25-year-old doesn't have European heavyweights jostling for his signature.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin during their Premier League match in Liverpool March 3, 2018.

With Glen Johnson not the player he once was, Brendan Rodgers started to pick the younger option at right-back but disaster struck before the next season started as the club revealed that he had undergone knee surgery.

Flanagan has one England cap after playing in a friendly against Ecuador in 2014. He has spent time at both Burnley and Bolton on loan in recent years.