Conor Bradley expressed a positive outlook after completing his first full 90 minutes of the season during Liverpool’s Europa League loss to Union SG. The Northern Ireland international, part of a young Reds lineup in their Group E finale in Belgium, considered the match a significant personal milestone despite the 2-1 defeat.
In his post-match remarks to Liverpoolfc.com, Bradley, who had been sidelined for nearly four months due to injury, acknowledged feeling exhausted but focused on recovery for upcoming fixtures. He credited coaches Conall Murtagh and Dave Rydings for their instrumental role in his rehabilitation, emphasizing the importance of transitioning from rehab to regular game time.
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“Obviously games are going to be different to any training session. The rehab we did for me was brilliant with Conall and Dave back at the club, and that has helped me so much to get the minutes. They were brilliant with me in the rehab,” Bradley explained.
Looking ahead, Bradley’s primary goal is to play as much football as possible. He expressed gratitude for the opportunities presented by manager Jürgen Klopp and stressed the need to perform well and maintain a strong work ethic in training.
In the match against Union, Bradley was one of 10 players with Liverpool academy roots, contributing to the youngest starting XI in the club’s European history, averaging 22 years and 156 days. Reflecting on the experience, he deemed it “massive,” emphasizing the value of playing in Europe and away matches. Despite the disappointment of the defeat, Bradley highlighted the positive aspect of sharing the field with fellow academy graduates, underscoring the success of the club’s youth development efforts.