Liverpool’s academy has had an impressive season. Despite finishing the campaign without silverware our two most senior academy sides have plenty to shout about. This weekend saw Conor Bradley make his senior debut for Northern Ireland at just 17-years-old.
Academy success stories
The Liverpool U18s reached the FA Youth Cup final this season but fell at the final hurdle when they came up against a strong Aston Villa side.
The U23s also finished the season without a trophy but we can still be excited by the two teams’ achievements this term.
We saw the flourishing of Mateusz Musialowski and the impressive arrival of Kaide Gordon.
Layton Stewart couldn’t stop scoring until his unfortunate injury.
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Conor Bradley makes Northern Ireland debut
The academy’s success has also bled into international triumph.
17-year-old Liverpool academy star Conor Bradley made his senior debut for Northern Ireland at the weekend.
The Reds signed Bradley from Dungannon United in 2019 and this season saw the teenager fast tracked into the U23s.
The youngster had a thoroughly impressive campaign playing with the older kids, prompting his international call up.
Bradley came on as an 85th minute substitute for Northern Ireland against Malta, his side won the game 3-0.
What RTK has to say
This lad just keeps on stepping up and impressing.
After an excellent term for the U23s the youngster has added another fine achievement to cap off his campaign.
We could well see Conor Bradley given time in the cups next season, he could be a superstar in the making if he keeps rising to the occasion.