Report: Bolton Wanderers leading the chase to sign Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan on loan

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

Brannagan has yet to feature in a first team matchday squad so far this season.

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan is set to leave the club on loan in January, according to the Liverpool Echo, with Bolton Wanderers leading the chase.

Brannagan was given some opportunities last season - making a total of eight first-team appearances in the process - but the 20-year-old's game time has been limited to action for the under-23s this time round. 

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

The Echo reports that a move to Wigan Athletic fell through during the summer after the Championship side refused to accept a clause which would see the player feature in 75 per cent of their matches, as Jurgen Klopp wants any player that goes out on loan to get regular game time.

The Reds boss is said to be open to the possibility of Brannagan joining Bolton, who are currently pushing for promotion from League One.

Given that Brannagan has not had a look-in with the first-team squad so far this season, some regular game time at a good level is needed to aid his development. Having got a taste for it last season, he would no doubt want more. 

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

It will be interesting to see whether he does have a future with the Reds given that he has fallen down the pecking order - even behind younger players like Ovie Ejaria and Marko Grujic - but that could change with a promising spell playing away from the club. 

Klopp seems keen to find solutions to roles in the side within the club before exploring the transfer market and this is a chance for Brannagan to impress should a deal be agreed. 

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