Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan aiming to impress but is open to loan move

Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan in action with Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie

Brannagan's game time may be limited this season if he were to stay at Anfield.

Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan in action with Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan seems determined to use pre-season to impress manager Jurgen Klopp but is open to a loan move if that is what he needs to get game time. 

Brannagan has featured heavily in the pre-season games so far and looks set for some more game time in the United States, but there has been interest from other clubs in terms of a loan deal with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Wigan Athletic were interested in the 20-year-old before having their offer rejected. 

He told the official Liverpool website: “If I get my chance in the games then I need to try and take it and see what happens.

Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan in action with Swansea's Kyle Naughton

“That’s the target every year – to try and beat your number from last year, but I’ll have to see what happens. Hopefully I can get another chance this year and take it.

“If it’s not here and the manager says I need to go on loan to get first-team football there then I’ll do that.

“I’m only young and want to play games to get my fitness level up. I want to show everyone what I can do."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

There is a lot of competition for places in the Reds side at the moment, and a lack of European football will not do the likes of Brannagan any good when it comes to getting first-team chances.

He has a big job in getting in the side ahead of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Kevin Stewart and Lucas Leiva as things stand, and if he wanted to play further forward there is a raft of different options for Klopp to choose from before Brannagan comes into the picture. 

It is clear that he wants games and it remains to be seen whether a club suitable for Brannagan to develop - both in terms of game time and style of play - becomes available between now and the end of the transfer window.  

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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