A former Finn Valley athlete made his Champions League debut for Liverpool last night, against AC Milan!
Conor Bradley (18) , from the Tyrone village of Killen, close to the Donegal border, came off the bench in the famous San Siro in an impressive 2-1 victory against the Italian giants.
Mo Salah and Divock Origi scored the goals for Jurgen Klopp as they made it six wins out of six in the group stages of the competition and it was also a memorable evening for the Aghyaran teenager.
Back in September, Bradley made his competitive debut for The Reds in a League Cup tie win over Norwich.
On Instagram, Bradley – a late replacement for Neco Williams – hailed his European bow as a “proud moment for me and my family!”
The 18-year-old, who had made just two Carabao Cup appearances for Liverpool before his outing in Europe, added: “Dreams come true.”
Anfield teammate Williams led the tributes on social media, the Welsh defender joking: “Congrats skinny” with two fire emojis.
Conor is a son of businessman Joe Bradley, of Derg Commercials, and Linda (nee McMenamin).
Conor won numerous medals while competing at underage level for the Stranorlar-based Finn Valley AC.
He also starred for his local Aghyaran GAA Club in the Tyrone league.
His cousins, Calvin and Jack Bradley, are ace forwards for Red Hughs who play in Division Three of the Donegal GAA league.
Bradley began his youth career with hometown club St. Patrick’s FC, Castlederg, at age nine.
He went on to play for Dungannon United Youth and Dungannon Swifts, before joining the youth academy of Liverpool in 2019 on a two-year scholarship programme.
However, after a year at the club, he signed his first professional contract with Liverpool, lasting three years until 2023.Tags: