It was reported that Liverpool had rejected a loan move for the 20-year-old midfielder.
The Liverpool Echo has reported that the club have rejected a loan offer from Wigan Athletic to take him on loan for the season, with the club reportedly telling the Championship club that he was neither for sale nor available for a loan.
Brannagan does seem to want to get some first-team football under his belt following on from his nine senior appearances for the Reds last season, although the 20-year-old's chances could be a little more limited this term given the lack of European football.
He told the official Liverpool website: “I’m only a young lad and loans are a big thing at my age – going out and experiencing what it’s like to play.
“I don’t really know what I’ll be doing yet; I’ll speak to the gaffer about it in my own time and when the gaffer wants to speak to me, I’m happy to talk about it.
“But I’m just going to keep training and working hard, and when the games come try to impress the manager as much as I can. That’s my aim this year – train hard and work hard and see where it takes me.”
Brannagan is at the age where he could do with some regular first-team football, but there may be one or two opportunities for him at Liverpool yet if they do not manage to land their midfield targets.
Furthermore neither Lucas Leiva nor Joe Allen have had their contracts extended, and there is the possibility of one of them moving on this summer, so there could be the opportunity for Brannagan to get some chances, most likely from the bench.
He is expected to see a lot more action over the pre-season schedule and if he impresses enough then there is the chance he could be in contention for a few games at the start of the season.