Cameron Brannagan and Samed Yesil deserve a Liverpool chance this season

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There are two other Liverpool youngsters who deserve to experience what Jerome Sinclair did at the weekend.

Liverpool may mathematically still be able to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but let’s face it, that is highly unlikely.

The Reds are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with two games remaining, while Louis van Gaal’s side have a far superior goal-difference.

As a result, while Liverpool will want to win their last two games of the season, those matches against Crystal Palace and Stoke City will be more about pride than anything else.

Manager Brendan Rodgers recently showed he was not afraid to blood even more young talent when he sent 18-year-old Jerome Sinclair on against Chelsea last weekend. So what chance more players being given their chance in the remaining fixtures.

Some were surprised when Sinclair made his first-team debut before Cameron Brannagan. After all, the 19-year-old is supremely gifted, is currently the captain of Liverpool’s under-21 side and he was on the bench for the Premier League matches against Arsenal, Newcastle United and Hull City earlier this season.

The attacking midfielder deserves a chance and hopefully that will come in the next two matches.

Then there is Samed Yesil, the 20-year-old centre-forward who has recently returned from a long-term injury, netting twice in a recent clash with Tottenham’s under-21s.

He may already have two senior appearances under his belt, but they were some time ago, and having seen Sinclair given a chance up front, what chance Yesil following suit either against Palace or the Potters?

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