Conor Bradley turned down offers to join Liverpool from Southampton, Manchester United, and Chelsea.
Conor Bradley, 20, had a breakout season with the Reds in 2022–2023 after having a fruitful loan with Bolton.
Despite having an injury at the beginning of the season, the Northern Ireland international has made nine appearances for the Reds across all competitions.
He played in the team’s 4-0 triumph over Bournemouth last month to make his Premier League debut. The right-back received two more assists in the 5-2 FA Cup victory over Norwich after picking up one in that match.
Following that, Bradley gained notoriety when he was named Man of the Match in the 4-1 victory over Chelsea, with two assists and one goal.
Bradley, a 15-year-old winger—yes, he was a winger back then—told the Belfast Telegraph how the transfer went down and that Liverpool wasn’t the only big club interested when he made his move in 2019.
He is cited as stating, “I was training with the Liverpool Academy in Belfast and they brought me over for a trial.” “I didn’t do well at first, but in April 2016, when on a tour in Germany, I won the Players’ Player of the Tour award. For me, that was actually the beginning of it all.
“I had Chelsea and Manchester United looking at me as well after I played a game for Northern Ireland in Newry,” he went on.
Bradley claimed that Liverpool’s “family” and “education” aspects were what brought him to the team in addition to the fact that he has always been a Red.
“I went on trial to Southampton and United, but we chose Liverpool,” he remarked. I didn’t simply support them because I think they’re a true family club, which is something we all genuinely value.
They also have a strong interest in education, which is something I find really important.
The young player’s performances this season have won over both the fans and Jurgen Klopp. It wouldn’t be incorrect to state that he is more qualified to start for Liverpool than Trent Alexander-Arnold given his recent performance.