IAN Evatt believes that Wanderers can be proud of the part the club played in Conor Bradley’s Premier League journey at Liverpool.

The Northern Ireland international is now the talk of Merseyside after making his league debut for the Reds in their 4-0 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Bradley played the whole of last season for Bolton, making 53 appearances in all competitions and scoring seven goals, helping the club reach the play-offs and win the Papa Johns Trophy at Wembley.

Evatt has backed the 20-year-old to make many more appearances at the top level for Liverpool.

“I see Conor has still not worked on his heading with that chance he had in the second half,” he smiled.

“No, I was so pleased and proud. He is a wonderful young man with a brilliant family.

“I am proud of our club as well that we helped him get there. We played a huge part in that journey and seeing him perform at that level and not look out of place for what at the moment is the best team in the country is brilliant.

“And it was very much a Conor performance as well, it was just like watching him last season. He was great, and I hope he goes from strength to strength from here.”

Bradley had played 10 times for Liverpool in various cup competitions but Bournemouth was his first league appearance.

His manager, Jurgen Klopp, was full of praise after the game.

“Good aggression, he was really in the game, even though he didn’t show it all the time he is such a good footballer, his attitude is outstanding, he has speed, he has all the things you would want in that position.”

The Bolton News: Jurgen Klopp hugs Conor Bradley at the end of the Carabao Cup semi-final against FulhamJurgen Klopp hugs Conor Bradley at the end of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Fulham (Image: PA)