The FA Cup has been a showcase for up-and-coming stars on Premier League rosters, and following a successful debut for Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Liverpool’s teenage sensation Cameron Brannagan is making a name for himself as well.
At the halftime of a scoreless draw between Liverpool and West Ham United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, Brannagan made several moves that – albeit not completely impressive to the unbiased eye – absolutely wowed the Reds faithful at Anfield.
HT stats: #LFC 0-0
Pass success 96%-67%
Key passes 2
Total shots 3
Shots on target 1
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) January 30, 2016
— Jacob Seifert-Hille (@malocob) January 30, 2016
Brannagan has made six total appearances for Liverpool this season, all in non-league play, and has garnered rave reviews from Jurgen Klopp. The 19-year-old midfielder has bee capped twice for Englad’s Under-20 side.
Cameron Brannagan! What a first half by him! #LFC Really impressed me
— FirminoLad (@FirminoLad) January 30, 2016
— Shubham Mane (@Simply_Shub) January 30, 2016
Brannagan spent nearly a decade in the Liverpool academy, finally earning promotion to the senior squad and was given the number 32 this season.
Last season Liverpool made it all the way to the FA Cup semi-finals, but were eliminated by Aston Villa. This year, if Brannagan plays as well as Liverpool fans seem to think he’s playing, maybe they’ll get a tiny bit farther.
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