Liverpool right-back Conor Bradley is seriously impressing at Bolton – Liverpool FC

Conor Bradley continued his impressive loan spell at Bolton with another man of the match performance against Exeter.

The right-back scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win in League One, with his team now sitting fifth in the table and bidding for a play-off place.

Bradley calmly drove the ball home after 27 minutes to give Bolton the lead and take his goal tally to seven for the season in all competitions, adding to his six assists.

The performance is one of the 19-year-old’s few man-of-the-match displays for both club and country this season, as he continues to make the most of first-team opportunities for Bolton and Northern Ireland.

He already has 45 appearances for Bolton this season, and the goal comes just days after he starred in a victorious trip to Wembley in a 4-0 thrashing of Plymouth in the Papa John’s Trophy final.

The consistency of his minutes is impressive, having racked up 3,665 for Bolton, that’s 245 more minutes than Liverpool’s Alisson, who has played the most minutes of any Reds (3,420) under Jurgen Klopp this season.

And they are 790 minutes (equivalent to almost nine games) more than Trent Alexander-Arnold (2,875).

Calvin Ramsay’s injury and Alexander-Arnold’s declining form have led to calls for more competition at Liverpool’s right-back.

Bradley’s excellent form this season means he could be the perfect fit for a substitute role with the Reds next season, as the full-back won’t turn 20 until July.

The defender is on a full-season loan following a summer move from the Reds and has already been capped 12 times for his national team.

He will be hoping to continue this fantastic run during Bolton’s promotion push as he looks to work his way into Klopp’s plans next season.


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