Cameron Brannagan's career at Liverpool has taken another significant step for the better after he agreed to extend his contract with the Anfield club, reports ESPN.
The 19-year-old had started to break through to the first team under Brendan Rodgers and made his debut in the 1-1 Europa League draw against Bordeaux last month.
After seeing Rodgers lose his job, Brannagan faced the challenge of convincing Jurgen Klopp that he was worthy of a new deal. And with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he did not have a lot of time to do it.
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However, it seems Klopp has been impressed with the midfielder too and chose not to stand in the way of negotiations after taking charge earlier this month.
Brannagan is currently the captain of Liverpool's Under-21 side but has been named on the bench in three Premier League games as well as cup ties against Besiktas and Blackburn this season.
The Anfield outfit will now have to decide whether Brannagan's development will be best served as a first-team fringe player or on loan with a club in the Football League.
Several clubs have already launched attempts to sign him on a temporary basis, but with Jordan Rossiter and Jordan Henderson still sidelined with injuries, Klopp may be wise to keep Brannagan on Merseyside for the time being.
Indeed, just one more injury to the likes of Lucas Leiva or Joe Allen will surely see Brannagan get his first taste of life in the Premier League.