By Dominic Toner
Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan has revealed he will hold crunch talks with Jurgen Klopp about the possibility of a loan move.
The 20-year-old started in the friendly match against Tranmere last Friday and is expected to feature again in Wednesday’s game against Fleetwood.
Brannagan has expressed his desire to impress manager Klopp in what is a “massive” pre-season for him after experiencing his first taste of senior football during last campaign.
But the attacking midfielder admits his future could temporarily lie away from Anfield.
He told the Liverpool website: “Hopefully I can work my hardest in the games and in training and try to prove what I’m about. The gaffer is watching and I might get a chance this year.
“I’m only a young lad and loads are a big thing at my age – going out and experiencing what it’s like to play. I don’t really know what I’ll be doing yet; I’ll speak to the gaffer about it in my own time and when the gaffer wants to speak to me, I’m happy to talk about it.”
Brannagan was handed his full Premier League debut by Klopp in May against West Brom after serving as the Under-21 captain for much of last season.
Klopp is believed to have been impressed with the youngster’s professionalism and believes he possesses the necessary mentality to fulfill his obvious potential.
Liverpool have parted ways with other promising youngsters this summer with Jordan Rossiter and Jerome Sinclair both leaving the club permanently.
The German manager has been busy in recruitment though adding Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Marko Grujic, whose £5million transfer was agreed in January.
Brannagan for now continues to fight for his place in a competitive squad but would be a huge target for clubs if he is to spend his football away from Anfield this season.
In other Liverpool news, their £20million flop is wanted by Portuguese giants.