'Going to be a star', 'superb': Some fans in awe of 18-year-old Liverpool ace's international display
Liverpool academy ace Conor Bradley was in international action for Northern Ireland on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Reds gem won his second cap as he came on as a substitute in the 1-0 friendly win over Estonia in Tallinn.
Bradley replaced Liam Donnelly in the 63rd minute and gave a good account of himself on the pitch.
Northern Ireland fans liked what they saw from the Anfield prodigy and think he’s going to become a top talent:
FT: Estonia 0 Northern Ireland 1. What a stunning goal to win it by Shane Ferguson. Dion Charles lively as substitute & so excited by Liverpool kid Conor Bradley. He was superb when he came on. Alfie McCalmont has great promise too. Roll on the Swiss at a rocking Windsor #GAWA— Steven Beacom (@StevenBeacom5) September 5, 2021
Again, we will not get carried away over a friendly win, but that was a solid display with a clean sheet to boot.— Keith Bailie (@KeithJBailie) September 5, 2021
McCalmont was excellent. Bradley impressed off the bench.
Brown or Flanagan for Wednesday night? I'd go Brown – but it's a tough call for Baraclough. #gawa
For the record, there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Bradley has any desire to switch.— Spirit Of 2016 Podcast🎙 (@SpiritOf2016Pod) September 5, 2021
He spoke about his pride in representing his country after the Malta game and he will OBVIOUSLY be as loved by us as much as anyone else.
Looked great tonight.
To clarify I didn't mean that when I said I'd start him on Wednesday, I thought he looked good going forward didn't see enough defending to see what he was like there but he looks like he'd be a good option for RWB with Dallas out— Gary Magee (@magee133) September 5, 2021
⚽️ Conor Bradley is going to be a star for both @LFC and @NorthernIreland – we also have the likes of @dg_ballard @alfiemccalmont4 Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Jamal Lewis, @EthanGalbraith0 @alimccann01 and Shayne Lavery coming through as well. The future looks bright 🙂— Marshall Gillespie (@NIStats) September 5, 2021
Conor Bradley is going to be some player.— Dylan (@vDylan16u) September 5, 2021
Bradley was part of pre-season training with Liverpool and played a number of summer friendlies, including against Osasuna at Anfield.
“(Jurgen Klopp) is very pleased with him, don’t worry,” NI boss Ian Baraclough said in August.
“Speaking to the Liverpool management and staff, they’re really happy with how Conor has developed during pre-season as well.
“He has been with the first team at Liverpool and speaking to their staff, they have been very complimentary on how he has dealt with things.”