If Liverpool won't play Cameron Brannagan they should send him out on loan to prove Rodgers wrong

The Liverpool midfielder may be young but he deserves a shot at regular first-team football.

Liverpool have a number of very talented young players on their books and near the top of that pile is 19-year-old Cameron Brannagan.

The midfielder is currently the captain of the Reds’ under-21 side, for whom he has played 42 times, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in the process.

This season he has played every minute for the under-21s thus far, skippering them in games against Chelsea, Everton and Reading; but with the emergency loan window opening later this week Liverpool may be wise to send Brannagan out on loan to get some much-needed – and well-deserved – first-team football under his belt.

It is baffling that Liverpool have not yet given Brannagan his senior debut when the likes of Jerome Sinclair and Jordan Rossiter have both played under Brendan Rodgers, but if the Reds boss has no desire to play his under-21 skipper in the short term he should be given the chance to show what he can do elsewhere.

Brannagan’s current contract expires next summer and he deserves the chance to show what he can do in a senior set-up rather than playing week in, week out at under-21 level.

The loan window could give him that chance, and he would be a great addition to a number of Championship clubs this season.

The time has come for Brannagan to be given the chance to shine, and if Liverpool are not willing to do that right now they should allow him to leave temporarily and prove Rodgers wrong.

All he needs is a chance, and if a Championship club takes a punt on him he could work wonders for them before heading back to Liverpool with undeniable proof that he is a Reds star in the making.

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