Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan comments on his hope for a Premier League chance

Brannagan impressed against West Ham in the FA Cup clash at the weekend.

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan is hoping to push for his Premier League debut after impressing in the FA Cup once again during the 0-0 draw with West Ham United on Saturday evening. 

Brannagan was impressive at the heart of the Liverpool midfield once more with many viewing him as Man of the Match. The Reds were taken to a fourth round replay by their opponents, but the 19-year-old was one of the big positives from a much-changed Liverpool side.

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I'm only young so I've got to keep my head down and keep working and hopefully I will get my chance in the Premier League.

“Hopefully I can express what I can do and do the business there.

“It is great to have a bunch of lads from the Academy to come up with me because at first it is daunting in the first-team dressing room.

“You have to believe in yourself. The first-team players are always there to put their arm around you in training and help you all the time and guide you to do the right things."

He certainly seems to be wowing even the more experienced players on the fringes of the first team with Joe Allen saying he was impressed by what the teenager had to offer. 

Joe Allen, who also captained the side on Saturday evening, is also quoted by the Liverpool Echo, saying: “He caught my eye as soon as he started training with us and got into the first team.

“The games he played he really impressed and showed a lot of quality. He is the type of player I really like.”

Brannagan seems to be taking each opportunity that is coming his way, and it is hard to see him not starting the replay against the Hammers when they meet at the Boleyn Ground next week.

One thing that is evident is that he is not shy to take responsibility on the ball, and the same goes for his play off the ball as he has shown he is keen to press and tackle - which will please his manager.

The central midfield role is one of the more congested parts of the Liverpool squad at the moment so he is going to find it a big task to force his way into that part of the squad - but making one appearance before the end of the season isn't out of the question. 

In the medium term, especially with the arrival of Marko Grujic next summer, he could find it hard to establish himself regularly but if he keeps performing well when given the opportunity, Klopp is going to find Brannagan that bit harder to ignore. 

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch