Preston North End are being linked with Bolton Wanderers loanee Conor Bradley, a player Jurgen Klopp seems to rate highly at Liverpool.

PNE boss Ryan Lowe was desperate for a right wing back signing over the summer but his wishes sadly went unfulfilled.

Brad Potts continues to turn in strong performances there but a more natural option would be ideal.

Lowe may be limited to loan deals in January but one target appears to be emerging.


The Bolton News report that PNE have an interested in Bolton Wanderers right wing back Conor Bradley.

Bradley, 19, is currently on loan at Bolton from Liverpool and appears to have caught Lowe’s eye.

Lowe is a huge Liverpool fan so is likely aware of Bradley anyway but he watched the Northern Ireland ace in action against Burton Albion last month.

Liverpool have a recall clause in Bradley’s deal and could take him away from Bolton to then send him to PNE for the second half of the season.

After all, PNE have Liverpool’s trust to an extent having developed Sepp van den Berg so well.

Bradley has already played for Liverpool’s first team and Jurgen Klopp has spoken very highly of him.

As quoted by Liverpool’s official website earlier this year Klopp stated that Bradley is a ‘top boy’.

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Klopp added that Bradley is a ‘wonderful, talented boy with a big heart’ whilst branding him a ‘real fighter’.

Those are qualities that North End and Lowe would ultimately love to have, even if it’s only until the end of the season.

Much will now depend on Liverpool; do they risk disrupting Bradley’s progress at Bolton in order to get him minutes in the Championship?

PNE will hope that Liverpool think it’s worth the risk with Bradley looking like an ideal fit at right wing back in Lowe’s 3-5-2.

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