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Report: Liverpool believe Conor Bradley plays well beyond his years

Liverpool believe Conor Bradley plays well beyond his years. The 17-year-old appears to be on verge of the Reds’ first-team.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim Liverpool feels Conor Bradley plays a level well beyond 17.

The outlet ran a piece on Saturday that detailed how Bradley has made it this far. They’ve interviewed ex-coaches from his youth in Northern Ireland, painting a picture of an extremely talented young player.

And Liverpool appear to believe that’s exactly what Bradley is. The higher-ups in the Reds’ coaching staff see him as a fantastic talent.

There are a couple of telling points, then. Firstly, that Liverpool see Bradley as someone who is ‘more than ready’ to play in the first-team.

Secondly, we should probably ignore his age in terms of readiness. Here’s a player who isn’t like your average 17-year-old.

Conor Bradley plays beyond his years

This is all very relevant as we’ll likely see Bradley play for the first-team before long. The Athletic says he’s in line to replace Neco Williams after the Welshman asked to leave the club.

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You can read our thoughts on Bradley here.

It sounds as though Bradley might be even closer to the first-team than we thought, though. We imagined he’d merely be a long-term option who possibly got some minutes next season.

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But the latest piece from the Athletic suggests he’ll have a fairly solid place in the squad. Liverpool see Bradley as someone quite special and if he’s ‘playing beyond his years’, then he’s about ready for an opportunity.

It’ll be a big step up, of course, but we’ve seen it before. Harvey Elliott got some games at 17 and so there’s no reason Bradley can’t either – as long as Liverpool believe he’s good enough.

And that might really be the case. It’s probably time to get very exciting about Bradley’s potential.

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