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7th Jan, 2017 | 7:00am

Why this Liverpool 20-year-old must follow Pedro Chirivella out of the door

COMMENT By Emma Sanders

Cameron Brannagan must be the next player to head out on loan from Liverpool.

The 20-year-old must follow Pedro Chirivella out of the door in order to gain regular first team football.

Brannagan is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the Liverpool academy but despite featuring under Jurgen Klopp in some key matches last season, he is yet to make an appearance in 2016-17.

The midfielder made his debut under Brendan Rodgers in September 2015 and he had a promising season, notching up three Premier League appearances towards the end of the campaign.

His presence in the first team squad grew as the season went on and by the end of 2015-16, Brannagan had made nine appearances for Liverpool.

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However, the absence of European football and new midfield arrivals in the summer have made it difficult for Brannagan to find an opportunity this season.

He is now competing for a place in the first team squad with youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Marko Grujic, and the arrival of Giorginio Wijnaldum has further pushed his position into the shadow.

Chirivella has agreed a move to the Eredivisie in search of regular football to increase his future opportunities and Brannagan must now do the same because it’s clear he has the talent to succeed.

In other Liverpool news, Marko Grujic must start against Plymouth.