Liverpool media round-up, Flanagan to make return to action, Klopp on who he wants more goals from

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool have received an injury boost in the form of Jon Flanagan expected to make his first playing appearance in 19 months, as he is expected to line up for the under-21 side against Fleetwood Town, according to the Guardian.

Flanagan has not played for Liverpool since May 2014 having been sidelined with a knee injury for such a long period which has seen him have three operations on the problem. 

Elsewhere, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp yesterday previewed the Reds' trip to Sunderland in the Premier League on Wednesday night - and has highlighted three players that he would like to contribute more goals for the side in the absence of strikers Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings.

He has said that Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho are all players he would like to see featuring on the scoresheet a lot more as the Reds look to find that cutting edge.

He is quoted in the Daily Express saying: “If you don’t have enough goals, you always have to talk and think about how you can bring the others in position to score goals.

“We have such quality that we have to use this. We have our moments when we are shooting and we have a little bit of bad luck. For example, Adam has had some situations where he could have had goals, but we are working on this.

“It is always about more in these situations. You cannot wait for just one chance and then you will make it. It is not like this. We have to always be in position. We try to improve. We know about this. It is the truth.

“To be more dangerous from all positions is a big target for us.”

Klopp also revealed that James Milner is likely to return for the FA Cup third round tie against Exeter City on 8th January from a calf problem, while Jordon Ibe is a available for this week's trip to the North East after missing the Leicester City game through illness.

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