Brannagan has made one senior appearance for the Reds but has been in and around the first team set-up for a number of games.
West Ham's fine form continued with a 2-1 win over Chelsea.
Everton have conceded five goals in their last two matches.
Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 3-1 to Middlesbrough in their latest outing.
Big Sam's methods already appear to be making a difference at the Stadium of Light.
Celtic won the League Cup last season on their way to doing the domestic double.
Liverpool great Nicol does not believe West Ham can finish in the Premier League top four.
They've got a diamond called Ross Barkley and they want everyone to know.
Watching Diego destroy a full pint of larger in a few seconds is better than watching any of his goals...
Steve Evans' start to life as Leeds United manager has been a fairly encouraging one.