According to a HITC Sport source Liverpool under-21 captain Cameron Brannagan looks increasingly likely to be leaving the club at the end of his current contract.
The 19-year-old midfielder is unquestionably one of the most talented young players on the books at Anfield right now, and he finally looked like breaking through under former manager Brendan Rodgers after making his debut against Bordeaux in the Europa League and being named on the bench for the next match against FC Sion.
However, Brannagan did not travel with the Liverpool first-team for Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, while fellow youngsters Pedro Chirivella, Jerome Sinclair and Connor Randall were all named in the travelling party with the latter two starting on the bench.
Our source claims Brannagan has now been told he will not feature in today’s under-21 match against Sunderland, despite the fact that he is the captain at that level and already has one goal and one assist in four appearances this season.
Brannagan will be training with the first-team this weekend, and with an upcoming match against Ruben Kazan it will be interesting to see if the talented teenager is named in the match-day squad for the third European game running. But if he is not, it seems somewhat bizarre that he has not been allowed to play at a level where he is now among the very best, with our source suggesting Brannagan’s future looks increasingly likely to be away from Liverpool.