Cameron Brannagan optimistic about potential loan spell this season

The young Liverpool midfielder is open to departing on loan in order to further his development.

Cameron Brannagan optimistic about potential loan spell this season
Brannagan in action against Bournemouth last season (photo: AP)

Talented Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan has confirmed that he may well go out on loan this season, in a bid to continue his development with more opportunities to play first team football. 

Brannagan burst onto the scene last season under new Reds boss Jürgen Klopp, and is very highly rated on Merseyside, but told the Liverpool Echo that he and those around him are indeed weighing up the options for a potential loan move.

With Liverpool having dealt with a number of Championship clubs this summer regarding sales and loans over the likes of Adam Bodgdan, Danny Ward, Ryan Kent and Sergi Canos, there'll no doubt be a number of suitors for a player of Brannagan's talents, even with Liverpool's loan demands that any youngster they send out plays at least 75% of games, when fit and available. 

Brannagan can see the benefits of a loan spell

Speaking about leaving Liverpool for a short spell, Brannagan said; "I can see the benefits of a loan, if I'm not going to get regular game time here, I'd love the experience of what it's like because that's something I've not done before."

The 20-year-old, who has come through Liverpool's academy, made nine senior appearances last season as Klopp rotated his squad heavily in the second half of the season, in order to battle on multiple fronts. 

However, with no European football this season, chances for the young players are likely to come around less often, leading to Brannagan quipping; "Going out on loan, playing Championship football against men would be good experience for me. I'd like to do that."

For now, he remains with Liverpool ahead of ICC fixture

He's seemingly got an excellent attitude for such young shoulders, one which will only endear him more to his German manager, who is said to be a huge fan of Brannagan's, with plans for his involvement in the first team in the coming years.

Brannagan, pictured with Klopp, is highly rated at Anfield (photo: Getty)
Brannagan, pictured with Klopp, is highly rated at Anfield (photo: Getty)

Brannagan did reveal that nothing has been finalised yet, and that he's currently just focusing on pre-season training, stating;  "It's still early days. Jurgen will come and speak to me about that when he feels it's the right time."

He could play a part in Liverpool's International Champions Cup game against Chelsea in the early hours of Thursday morning, having recovered from a hamstring problem which kept him out of last week's friendly triumph over Huddersfield Town