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Opinion: Conor Bradley and Harvey Elliott should excite Liverpool fans

Conor Bradley and Harvey Elliott can become an incredible tandem for Liverpool. The duo appear to have sensationally bright futures.

Conor Bradley and Harvey Elliott are both teenagers but we might see them in the Liverpool squad as soon as next season. That’s certainly appears to be the plan.

The Athletic reports that Bradley is very, very highly rated at Liverpool. They believe he’s more than ready for senior football and plays ‘well beyond his years’.

The right-back made his international debut for Northern Ireland last month despite being just 17. It appears everyone who’s ever worked with the youngster believes he’s something special.

As for Elliott – you likely don’t need an explanation. He’s one of the most exciting young players on the planet, in our estimation. His season with Blackburn Rovers was extraordinary for someone who only turned 18 towards the end of the campaign.

The Liverpool Echo now says that Elliott should take a place in the first-team squad next season. We imagine he’ll take over from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Together, Liverpool appear to have something exciting.

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Conor Bradley and Harvey Elliott

Not only are these two talented teenagers that Liverpool see big things for, but they’re players who operate on the same side. Bradley is a right-back, while Elliott has made his name playing on the right-wing.

If these two are to be the backups in each position next season, there’s a chance for them to develop an understanding. Both are the same age, after all, and growing in the team together should only increase their ceilings.

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Liverpool can hope they learn how to play off of one another, cover their respective runs, and make it easier for both to thrive. It really could be a very exciting tandem between two of the club’s most highly-rated players.

We’re not sure about the long-term prospects, though. While Elliott could be Mohamed Salah’s successor, Bradley faces an incredibly tough task to overhaul Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Perhaps the no.66 could move into midfield some day? That’ll depend on just how good Bradley is.

But in games next season where Jurgen Klopp wants to rely on his supporting cast, we’re looking forward to seeing Bradley and Elliott together. This could be something special.

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