The PL full-back sensations Liverpool ace Connor Bradley could emulate - including ex-Man Utd and Spurs stars

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The Northern Irish full-back has been in remarkable form of late.

Connor Bradley is becoming quite the sensation, isn't he? With Jurgen Klopp's hand forced by injuries elsewhere, the Northern Irish full-back has exploded into Liverpool's first team in recent weeks, and his staggering turn in the Reds' 4-1 win over Chelsea in midweek felt like a watershed moment in his fledgling career.

Still only 20 years old, Bradley has now registered five assists and a goal in his last three outings across all competitions, and gives off the distinct impression of a player who is finding everything he encounters remarkably easy. Already a 13 cap senior international, his emergence will have hardly surprised many, but the manner in which he has taken the upper echelons of the English game by storm is nothing short of stunning.

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At this stage, it is difficult to see how Klopp could possibly drop the defender, even with world class first choice Trent Alexander-Arnold back to full fitness. But Bradley is not the first young British full-back to announce his arrival at the top table in a prodigious way. With that in mind, we've taken a closer look at some other examples below...

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The man Bradley is at risk of usurping, it feels as if Trent has been around forever, but that is mainly because he became such an integral player for this Liverpool side at such a young age. Making his senior debut in 2016 at the age of 18, he has been a virtual mainstay in Klopp's starting XI pretty much ever since, and continues to be regarded as one of the best attacking full-backs in world football.

Micah Richards

Micah Richards got it in the neck a little while ago when he claimed during a punditry appearance that he had 'burst onto the scene' as a youngster, but in fairness to the former Manchester City defender, he kind of did. Physically impressive and in possession of a footballing brain that heavily belied his age, when Richards first broke out he looked like he would become a fearsome Premier League talent for years to come. Things would fizzle out eventually, but initially, he was the real deal.

Gary Neville

We're going back almost 30 years here, but after making his Premier League debut in the May of 1994, Gary Neville essentially made the right-back position his own from then until his retirement in 2011. During his first season, there were stints during which he was dropped for Denis Irwin, but for the most part, he was Sir Alex Ferguson's go-to man for the better part of two decades.

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Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole's first big break in senior football came during a loan spell with Crystal Palace in the year 2000. He was only 20 at the time. Upon his return to parent club Arsenal, however, Arsene Wenger saw sufficient evidence of his pedigree to make him the Gunners' starting left-back, and from that point onwards, Cole's career sky-rocketed. Some would argue he went on to become the greatest left-sided defender of the Premier League era.

Gareth Bale

It is easy to forget that prior to the Champions League titles and the big money moves to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale started life as a humble left-back for Southampton. The teenage sensation was always destined for big things, though, and would eventually move to Tottenham Hotspur, where he would begin his transition into an imperious winger, and a world class talent.

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