Glasgow Rangers signed Joey Barton in the summer transfer window.
The ex-Reds midfielder says he is quietly confident ahead of the new campaign.
The winger scored the winner on his debut for the club on Saturday.
The Gers striker was struck down by a hamstring injury against Hamilton.
A terrific debut season in the Premier League finishing 16th and five points clear of the drop, so what should be the season's targets for Eddie Howe's side?
Flanagan will spend the season on loan at Turf Moor after returning from a serious knee injury in January.
Scott Sinclair netted on his Celtic debut.
Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela hopes that AS Roma win Serie A ahead of Juventus this coming season.
The position is something of a problem area for the Reds at present.
The Manchester City striker has been suggested as a potential makeweight in the deal for John Stones.
He is best known for poetry on the pitch, but when footballer Lionel Messi appeared in court accused of multimillion-euro tax fraud, his performance was decidedly more prosaic.
The former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is set to be confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa on Friday, with Steve Clarke to act as his assistant. The Italian will sign a two-year contract and take over from Rémi Garde, who was sacked in March having won just two of the 20 Premier League matches he was in charge for.
As sendoffs go, it is probably fair to say Roy Hodgson hoped for better in England’s final match before Euro 2016 than seeing his team look so leaden, the crowd so bored they resorted to making their own entertainment and a tetchy press conference when the questions centred around whether his team were heading into another tournament without any clarity about their best way of playing.