Liverpool’s Conor Bradley has been nominated as Premier League 2 Player of the Season. The teenager looks set for a very bright future.
The Premier League announced nominations for Premier League 2’s Player of the Season on Wednesday. One Liverpool player got a nod – Conor Bradley.
The 18-year-old right-back has enjoyed a productive season at youth level, even earning himself some senior appearances. Jurgen Klopp even labelled him ‘wonderful’ back in March as he talked about working with Bradley.
Bradley will now rival youngsters from the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur for the award.
Conor Bradley up for Premier League 2 award
Rollback a year and talk about Bradley was growing at Liverpool. Neco Williams reportedly wanted out and the Reds saw the Northern Irishman as a potential successor in the first-team squad. That’s how the Athletic reported things, anyway.
What we’ve seen since justifies that stance. Bradley has consistently shown talent whenever Klopp used him at the first-team level and the teenager looks destined for Premier League football one day.
But what would that mean for Bradley? Ramsay is the same age but now has a full year of senior football under his belt – a year in which he won the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year.
It’s difficult to tell what Liverpool plan for Bradley, then. He does look like one for the future and is capable of playing first-team football one day. It also appears that the club has other plans, though.
Still, being nominated for awards like this show how Bradley is improving. It gives food for thought at Liverpool and can only increase his opportunities long-term. Hopefully, it’s further upwards from here.