Liverpool supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team reach the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night with a 2-1 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Toffees off the back of a 13-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, a run which has seen them usurp both Arsenal and Tottenham to sit fourth in the division. And the Reds could be set for success in the FA Cup as well as goals from James Milner and Virgil van Dijk either side of a Gylfi Sigurdsson equaliser secured a narrow win for Klopp’s side, who will now face West Brom in round four as they seek to win the world’s oldest club competition for the first time since 2006.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Liverpool Echo, which suggests that midfielder Cameron Brannagan is closing in on a move to League One side Oxford United.
The 21-year-old came up through the ranks at Anfield to make his senior debut for the club in a Europa League clash back in 2015, only to add eight further appearances to that tally in the past two-and-a-half years.
A loan spell at Fleetwood Town in the second half of last season followed, and recent reports suggest that his time on Merseyside could be coming to an end as the Reds are close to sanctioning a move for the midfielder to third tier Oxford, in a deal which could take place at some stage on Tuesday.
And with Brannagan unlikely to get regular minutes at Liverpool for the foreseeable future, it’s a move which appears to be in the best interests of the 21-year-old.
Landlord’s verdict: Cameron Brannagan came up through the youth ranks at Liverpool but has only made nine first team appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, a tally which doesn’t look like being increased.
And that’s because the Merseysiders are reportedly closing on an agreement to sanction the midfielder’s permanent move to League One side Oxford United, who currently sit tenth in the third tier but just three points off the play-offs.
And with greater opportunities for first team football at the Kassam Stadium, it’s a move which will surely benefit Brannagan in the development of his career.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!