Hope he gets some more minutes tonight. The more he plays the better he'll get.
Liverpool FC's Cameron Brannagan says Fleetwood is MASSIVE for him.
11:24, 13 Jul 2016
Updated 12:31, 13 Jul 2016
By David Prentice
Liverpool midfielder desperate to make an impression Jürgen Klopp in pre-season.
IT might be a low-key pre-season friendly at a 5,327 capacity League One Stadium, but for Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan tonight’s trip to Fleetwood FC is “massive.”
The 20-year-old made nine senior appearances last season - eight of them under Jürgen Klopp - and was handed his full Premier League debut in the last match of the league campaign at West Bromwich Albion.
And he is keen to catch Klopp’s eye again in pre-season.
“Hopefully I can work my hardest in the games and in training and try to prove what I’m about. The gaffer is watching and I might get a chance this year,” he told liverpoolfc.com.
Brannagan was named in the starting XI for Friday’s opening friendly at Tranmere Rovers and is hoping for more exposure at the League One side tonight.
“There are a few lads up here this year, some of the younger lads are here, the older bunch as well and some of the players who were out on loan,” he added. Everyone is dying to impress the manager; he is the new manager and everyone is keen to get going. You can see that in training with everyone working so hard, especially with the running we’re doing – everyone is running their socks off. To get fit and to be able to play to your best potential, that’s what you need to do. Being fit helps you do that, especially at the end of games when it’s hard and you can dig out a result. It’s always good to show the manager at that time that you’re still ready to go.”
So far Brannagan has not been allowed to leave the Reds and gain experience on loan, but he is open to the prospect.
“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,” he said. 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.”