By Will Butcher
Cameron Brannagan has sent a reminder to Jurgen Klopp after scoring an impressive brace in Liverpool Under-23s’ 6-1 win over Kilmarnock.
The 20-year-old scored his first goal from the penalty spot after winning the spot kick himself, before adding a stunning second to help his side secure an emphatic win.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Under-23s manager Michael Beale revealed that attacking midfielder Brannagan had stood out.
“Cameron had a fine game,” Beale told Liverpoolfc.com. “He scored our first goal from the penalty spot after he was brought down and his second goal of the game was a superb strike.”
Along with Brannagan, Toni Gomes scored twice with Harry Wilson and Brooks Lennon also getting their names on the scoresheet.
Liverpool’s number 32 made his debut for the Merseyside giants last season, making a cameo appearance against French giants Bordeaux in the Europa League.
He went on to make nine senior appearances in all competitions under both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp, making an impressive five starts against the likes of Bournemouth, West Ham and West Brom.
With doubts surrounding the availability of attacking midfielders Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum, Brannagan could find himself involved in the Liverpool squad as Klopp’s side play host to bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night.
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