With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently celebrating his sixth birthday since taking over the Merseyside club, it’s safe to say that his reign was largely successful on his watch.
One man who has played a big role in the team since Klopp’s takeover is Trent Alexander-Arnold, who made his A debut for the club under the German and has since played 185 games for the Reds in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and delivered 47 assists.
Although Alexander-Arnold is only 23 years old, it seems like the club may already have their future right-back star in 18-year-old Conor Bradley.
Since joining Liverpool’s U18 team in September 2019, the Northern Irish teenager – who is currently worth £ 360,000 according to Transfermarkt – has played 18 games for the U18s, scored three goals and provided one assist.
Bradley has also made 21 appearances for Liverpool U23s, scoring one goal and providing five assists, which shows that he can do as much of an attacking right-back as Alexander-Arnold.
He made his debut for the Reds last month in a 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Norwich City, described as “amazing” by former Dungannon United youth coach Dixie Robinson.
Looking ahead, we see no reason why Bradley shouldn’t be a regular for Liverpool senior one day if he continues to impress in youth and use every opportunity he has in the first team to show he is a replacement for Alexander-Arnold has potential if the Englishman cannot play.
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With Klopp’s side facing the preston North End in the next round of the Carabao Cup later this month, we think this could be another great opportunity for Bradley to show what he can do for the Reds against high profile opponents , and at the same time to give Alexander-Arnold a chance to rest for Premier League and Champions League games.
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