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Conor Bradley: The Teenager On The Verge Of Becoming The New Backup To Trent Alexander-Arnold

With Neco Williams wanting to leave Liverpool, Bradley is set to be the academy's next promising right back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold looks set to hold down the right back position for many more years to come at Liverpool, and as a result Neco Williams doesn't see a future at Anfield anymore. 

The Welsh international has helped his side qualify to the round of 16 for a clash against Denmark, and it's been revealed the 20-year-old wants to seek consistent first team football. 

As a result, it has emerged from James Pearce that Joe Gomez can provide sufficient cover for Alexander-Arnold, but as can academy starlet Conor Bradley. 

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(Photo by Conor Molloy/News Images/Sipa USA)

According to Pearce, Klopp and his back room staff have been very pleased with Bradley's development. 

The 17-year-old has been regularly playing at right back for the U23's, despite coming through the ranks at Dungannon Swifts as a midfielder. 

He joined Liverpool in 2019 and quickly moved into the club's U23's, but also plays for the U18's as well.

Despite the big age gap, soon to be 18 Bradley holds his own in The Premier League 2 at full back and also played every minute of the U18's FA Youth Cup which saw the young Reds fall short in the final against Aston Villa. 

Bradley hasn't only caught the eyes of Klopp, but also of Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough who awarded him a full international debut at the end of May. 

It seems he may be capable for a similar jump at Anfield. 

Former youth scout Cliff Ferguson told the Belfast Telegraph: "Conor was really, really easy to identify. He’s a great mover – a really athletic kid."

"Where I maybe took Conor for granted is tactically. He’s excellent. He takes information on board and makes himself a better player."

Bradley signed a professional contract with Liverpool last year, and could feature more often for the first team after two assists and one goal from right back in all competitions. 

This isn't to say he's going to be sitting on the bench for every game next season, but if Williams parts ways with Liverpool, another academy graduate is ready to pounce on the opportunity.