Report: Liverpool believe Conor Bradley plays well beyond his years


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.

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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