Cameron Brannagan is keen for a loan spell in the Championship to give himself the chance of playing against men rather than kids.
A move to Wigan fell through earlier this month after we insisted that he be involved in at least 75 percent of games for which he was available – but the Echo report that lots of other Championship sides are monitoring the situation closely.
“I can see the benefits of a loan,” Brannagan said.
“If I’m not going to get regular game time here, I’d love the experience of what it’s like because that’s something I’ve not done before.
“It would be good for me as a young lad to experience men’s football on a regular basis so I’d like to do it soon.”
He also spoke out about the differences of playing in the U21s league compared to playing in England’s top flight.
“It’s a big jump from playing in the under-21s to the Premier League with how quick the tempo is.”
“Going out on loan, playing Championship football against men would be good experience for me. I’d like to do that.”
Ultimately, however, he insists that the final decision on his future rests with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp:
“We’ll see what the manager wants to do with me. It’s still early days. Jurgen will come and speak to me about that when he feels it’s the right time.”
Brannagan made nine first-team appearances last season, but will have fewer opportunities this season due to the lack of European football.