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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has signed a new three-year contract at Anfield.
The 23-year-old signed a one-year deal last summer following 20 months out with a knee problem, but has impressed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with his attitude and his performances since making his comeback in the FA Cup third-round replay at home to Exeter in January after 619 days on the sidelines.
"I've been through a lot in the last two years with the injury, and maybe a few people thought my future was in doubt but I've worked hard and this is a bonus at the end of it," Flanagan told liverpoolfc.com.
"I think this is my third professional contract with Liverpool now, so I'm really happy.
"It's brilliant - it's something I've always wanted to do since I was a child.
"Any doubters who have said I was finished and stuff like that, it has made me come back stronger."
Klopp says he was determined to ensure the Liverpool-born academy graduate, who has featured in the Reds' last two Premier League matches, was offered a new contract.
"I was a little bit involved in these negotiations," the German said.
"It is good for us but I think in this special case, with his long injury, it is better for Flanno.
"There are a few other full-backs in the world but not so many Scousers and not so many came back after a difficult injury.
"He is our boy and we are really happy to have him here."