John Aldridge reacts on Twitter to Jon Flanagan's new Liverpool contract

The former Liverpool striker is delighted by the defender's new deal at Anfield.

Former Liverpool forward John Aldridge was delighted with the club's decision to hand Jon Flanagan a new contract.

Indeed, 'Aldo' feels the new deal is 'good news' all round.

For Flanagan, it gives the young defender the confidence and assurance that he can go on and produce at Anfield, hopefully for a good few years.

And, for the Reds themselves, they know they have secured the signature of a talented young full-back who is willing to put his heart on the line every single game for the foreseeable future.

Liverpool travel to Southampton on Sunday afternoon knowing full well that a strong run of form will leave them right in the mix for a top-four place come the end of the season.

The Reds look in far better form than either of Manchester United or Manchester City, although West Ham United are now posing a serious threat to those battling for a Champions League place.

Southampton themselves are aiming for Europe next season - so they won't provide an easy game for Jurgen Klopp's men.

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