Five facts about Liverpool player Cameron Brannagan

All you need to know about the promising young player who was named on Liverpool's bench this weekend.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made a somewhat surprising team selection ahead of the clash with Arsenal, picking teenager Cameron Brannagan on the substitutes’ bench.

But in truth the place in the match-day squad made sense following the 18-year-old's brilliant turn for Liverpool’s All-stars last weekend and his blossoming reputation.

For those Liverpool fans eager to know more about Brannagan, here are five facts to get you started:

1) Liverpool have a lot of bright young talent at their academy right now but Brannagan is among the brightest. Born in May 1996, he joined the club as an under-nine and has impressed consistently since then.

2) The attacking midfielder is both a goal threat and a creator, his eye for a pass something that sets him apart from many his age. He plays regularly behind the forwards but can also occupy either wing if required.

3) This versatility marks him out as one to watch, with two goals and three assists at under-21 level this season and two goals in five UEFA Youth League appearances earlier in the campaign.

4) Brannagan showed what he could do when coming up against some very famous faces in the recent All-stars match at Anfield. He was previously named on the first-team bench for the match against Oldham Athletic at the start of 2014.

5) The Liverpool teenager has recently captained the under-21s in seven consecutive matches and if he keeps on his current trajectory, the Reds could have a very good player on their hands.

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