A Conor Bradley compilation from Liverpool suggests he is the perfect Trent Alexander-Arnold understudy.
On Sunday Arsenal were punished for missing a host of missed chances as a Jakub Kiwior own goal and Luis Diaz strike sent Liverpool into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win.
The victory means Liverpool are still in with a chance of winning four competitions this season.
And one of the brightest performances for the Reds that day was Northern Ireland international Bradley, who came on to replace Harvey Elliott with just 15 minutes remaining on the clock.
Despite his limited minutes, his slick performance quickly caught the eye of pundit Alan Shearer, who praised the youngster’s “impressive” cameo on the BBC.
The Newcastle legend said: “Well done Conor Bradley. Staying alive and alert. I know they conceded a corner, but he had to do that.
“Doing well, isn’t he?! He has looked impressive when he has come on.”
Liverpool fans were also quick to heap praise on the 20-year-old, with a compilation of Bradley’s cameo being shared across X, the social media platform formally known as Twitter.
Bradley subsequently shared a post on Instagram celebrating the victory and received accolades from several of his teammates.
— BradleyLFC23 (@BradleyLFC23) January 7, 2024
Captain for the day Alexander-Arnold summed up Bradley’s performance in one apt word: “Impact.”
Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk sent two clapping emojis in response to the display.
“What a player,” said Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, while Bobby Clark, who also came off the bench said: “Class brother.”
Bradley joined Liverpool in 2019 from boyhood club Dungannon Swifts and two years later, he made his Liverpool debut, following a successful loan spell at Bolton.
The full-back, who signed a new long-term contract with the club at the end of 2023, has now made seven competitive appearances for Klopp’s side and looks the perfect understudy for Alexander-Arnold.