Liverpool to reward midfielder Cameron Brannagan with a new contract

Young Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan's breakthrough campaign with the Reds is set to get even better, with the club understood to be ready to table a new and improved contract for the 20-year-old after an impressive season.

Liverpool to reward midfielder Cameron Brannagan with a new contract
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Cameron Brannagan's recent progress at Liverpool is to be rewarded with a new and improved contract, according to the Liverpool ECHO.

The Salford-born midfielder has made nine appearances throughout an impressive breakthrough season at the club, impressing Jürgen Klopp enough to play the full 90 minutes of the Reds' final Premier League game of the season at West Bromwich Albion.

The 20-year-old only signed a new professional deal back in October, which runs until 2018, but his development will be recognised with an even better contract just seven months later.

Brannagan has been at the club since the age of five and having also earned the role of Under-21's captain, is viewed as one of the most promising youngsters in Liverpool's set-up. 

New deal a sign of confidence in Brannagan's talent 

Klopp has been impressed by Brannagan in his infrequent first-team cameos this season. (Picture: Getty Images)
Klopp has been impressed by Brannagan in his infrequent first-team cameos this season. (Picture: Getty Images)

He made his first-team debut earlier in the 2015-16 season when he played in the first group stage game of the club's Europa League campaign away at Bordeaux in September.

The Academy graduate has since made a further eight appearances, including four starts - the first of which came under Klopp against Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup, as he nears closer to a permanent place in the first-team squad.

As such the Reds are keen to keep a hold of their No.32, who has twice represented England at U20 level, given the losses of Jordan Rossiter and Jerome Sinclair inside the past month.

Rossiter sealed a switch to Rangers with Sinclair seemingly set to move to Watford with both players having been unable to agree new deals on Merseyside, whilst Sergi Canos' future now appears uncertain because of a wage dispute.

Despite their hardline stance towards their youngsters, Liverpool believe Brannagan's development has warranted a new deal to tie him down at Anfield for the long-term.

He will join fellow midfielders Pedro Chirivella and Kevin Stewart in penning a new deal, should he accept the club's offer, with the Reds' squad for 2016-17 slowly beginning to take shape.