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Glenn Murray blown away by Liverpool defender Conor Bradley

Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table after they won 2-1 against Brighton on Sunday (31 March) at Anfield. 

Alexis Mac Allister produced an outstanding performance as the Reds picked up all three points, with goals coming from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.

Manchester City played out a 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and as a result, Liverpool have now taken a two-point lead over the Gunners.

While the likes of Mac Allister and Diaz played a massive role on Sunday, BBC Match of the Day pundit, Glenn Murray was extremely pleased with the performance of Conor Bradley.

The 20-year-old right-back has been superb for the Reds since Trent Alexander-Arnold got injured, and he produced another fantastic performance, especially going forward.

Murray has hailed him as “outstanding” adding that the young defender will become one of the Liverpool greats if he keeps improving.

Glenn Murray blown away by Liverpool defender Conor Bradley

Murray said on Match of the Day 2: “Very good from Conor Bradley. He realises what he was doing wrong. He becomes aggressive. He steps in all of a sudden.

“Again here, he has the nous to understand what he was doing wrong. This is all after the 30th minute. He was outstanding. He is going to be one of the Liverpool greats, I think, if he continues.”

Bradley is playing with loads of confidence and scored for Northern Ireland against Scotland during the international break. The youngster has now started in seven Premier League games, where he managed one goal and three assists.

He registered two shots and played out four key passes against Brighton, which shows how good he was going forward. He also made six tackles, three interceptions and two clearances to round off a fantastic overall performance.

It will be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp handles him when Alexander-Arnold returns to the side. Bradley is proving to be defensively much better than Trent who brings a lot more to the game with his vision, leadership and passing abilities.

There is no rush from Liverpool to use Bradley in every game, which means, Trent can continue at right-back after he returns. Klopp could also use Trent in midfield, although the Reds have other options.

Bradley can develop into a top-class defender in the future and is heading in the right direction.

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