Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has showered praises on Conor Bradley following his side’s 4-0 victory over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Reds smashed the Austrian side at Anfield – which coupled with Toulouse’s slip-up – saw them top Group E with a game to spare and reach the last 16.
Bradley who is from Northern Ireland came on as a late substitute, marking his first European appearance, as Klopp lauded the 20-year-old after the match.
‘I love it – you can see in those few moments that he is a real talent for us,’ Klopp told TNT Sports.
‘We really count on him. It is so nice. There are a lot of positives. I told him after the game to enjoy it. He is very football wise but the body still needs to grow.’
Speaking more generally about Liverpool’s win, Klopp added: ‘The most important thing is that we’re at the head of the group and that won’t change so that’s good.
‘There was a lot of good stuff and some stuff I didn’t like too much, but that’s how it is.
‘We say it all the time, we still have to grow and develop. There was some good football but this game should have been put to bed before half-time.
‘If you are on the front foot and in charge then kill it. We didn’t do that. At 2-0 and 3-0 great, we opened the game up a little bit and gave them changes. It is fantastic to win 4-0.
‘Defensively I have to say we were very strong. We were solid and that is very important. Then we can play football and that’s how it is. We were really good in a lot of moments but then we lost rhythm with the changes.’