Liverpool need to improve their squad in the summer transfer window and they should also promote the talented youngsters to the first team.
As per reports (Mirror Sport), the Reds will be completing the signing of Northern Irish attacker, Conor Bradley, on a two-year scholarship deal when the player turns 16 on July 9.
The youngster, who has captained the U-16 national side, will complete his move to Anfield from the youth ranks of Dungannon United.
Promoting the youth:
Over the years, talented starlets have excelled under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
When the German boss was at Dortmund, Mario Gotze was handed his first team debut at the age of 17 (2009-10 season) and in the 2010-11 campaign, the Kaiser featured in 33 league games under Klopp and helped BvB win the Bundesliga title. In 2014, he scored the winning goal of the World Cup against Argentina.
At Anfield, Alexander-Arnold has improved a lot in a very short time. He was promoted to the first team by Klopp in the absence of injured Clyne (2017-18) and the England international has been brilliant so far. Last season, he deservedly made it into the PFA Team of the Year and UEFA selected him in the Champions League Squad of the Season as well.
We have a talented striker in the form of Brewster, who scored 20 goals in 23 appearances for the U-17 English side. In 2017, the youngster helped his team win the U-17 World Cup and was the tournament’s top scorer. The 19-year-old was part of our Champions League winning squad as well and Klopp should hand him more game time in the first team next season.
Let’s hope that Bradley turns out to be great and serves the club in the long run.
Excited to move to Liverpool:
Conor Bradley expressed his delight to move to the club that he supports. He told Ulster Herald:
“I can’t wait to get over it’s a great opportunity, but I know that the hard work is only starting.”
“I’ll be part of the U18 squad and the good thing is I know the coaches and I know most of the boys in the team.
“I’m familiar with the surroundings and I’m staying with house parents who I stayed with when I was over before, they are really, really nice. I’m not too worried about settling in at all. I’m well used to it now.”
“Liverpool is the club I support, so yeah, you could definitely say it’s the dream for me. I can’t wait to get started.”