Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LIVERPOOL Defender Jon Flanagan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LIVERPOOL Defender Jon Flanagan

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..LIVERPOOL defender Jon Flanagan revealed he knew he had to win his decisive duel with City star and former team-mate Raheem Sterling in order to give Anfield something to shout about.

Less than 30 seconds into City's 3-0 defeat against Liverpool, the full-back, making his first Premier League start since May 2014, sent the England winger flying with a crunching tackle.

Anfield roared its approval for one of their home-grown own against their pantomime villain and the tone was set for the rest of the night.

Sterling managed just 45 minutes in a poor display, which saw Flanagan get the better of him on several occasions - not least with a superb last-ditch tackle to prevent Sterling shooting with only goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to beat - before being hauled off at the break for Wilfried Bony. …

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