Conor Bradley has been on fire

7 incredible stats behind Conor Bradley’s remarkable Liverpool breakthrough

Liverpool managed to get the better of Chelsea in their latest Premier League showdown and 20-year-old Conor Bradley grabbed all the headlines for his eye-catching performance.

The young full-back was involved in three of the goals Liverpool scored as he popped up with a goal and two assists.

Following his terrific performance under the Anfield lights, Bradley now has six goal contributions in his last four matches for Liverpool which is some going.

Jurgen Klopp certainly knows a thing or two about developing an attacking full-back and Bradley looks like their latest prodigy in the making.

“I remember Pep [Lijnders] sat in my office and said, ‘I’d put both hands in fire for him!’ I loved him from the first day, I didn’t need a lot of convincing,” Klopp told the club website when discussing Bradley.

“The thing is, Conor showed up extremely good in pre-season, did extremely well at Bolton [on loan]. Comes back, looks top in pre-season, wow, and then is out for five months [or] four months, [with] like these kind of issues that only young people have, but thank God then time can sort it. At our age it would not get better but in that age group it gets better.

“Since he is back, it is a joy to watch him. It is all credit to the Academy because, how I said, Conor, Jarell [Quansah], James [McConnell] , Bobby [Clark] and the others we don’t have to mention… it’s top.”

We’ve taken a closer look at Bradley’s superb form of late and have gathered seven remarkable stats which showcase just how good he’s been.

– Bradley has six goal contributions in Liverpool’s last four matches which is more than any other player has managed in that time. In games against Bournemouth, Fulham, Norwich and Chelsea, he has one goal and five assists.

– In the Premier League, Bradley is averaging 2.5 key passes per game. Only Trent Alexander-Arnold has a better record within the Liverpool squad, with 2.6 key passes per game.

– Bradley has a Whoscored average match rating of 8.5 which is the highest in the league. Of course, the small sample size of matches goes in Bradley’s favour here, but it’s still impressive nonetheless.

– Bradley managed to score against Chelsea from a shot that had an xG of just 0.09. That’s some seriously sharp shooting.

– As things stand, the 20-year-old is averaging a Premier League goal contribution every 37.8 minutes. That’s some going.

– In his last four appearances across all competitions, Bradley has created 13 chances. Alexander-Arnold would be proud of those kinds of numbers.

– Against Chelsea, Bradley won eight of the 12 ground duels that he contested. Only Alexis Mac Allister won more than this with 11 ground duels won.

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