In a heartbreaking turn of events for Liverpool’s rising star, Conor Bradley, the footballer’s father, Joe Bradley, has passed away at the age of 58. 

Who was Joe Bradley?

Joe Bradley, middle (x/@liverpoollatam)

Joe, a successful businessman running Derg Commercials, had been battling illness for some time and succumbed on Saturday morning.

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Conor Bradley, the 20-year-old Liverpool full-back, recently celebrated a significant milestone in his career by scoring his first senior goal for the club during a stellar performance against Chelsea. Tragically, this joyous occasion was overshadowed by the untimely loss of his father.

Liverpool FC expressed deep sorrow over the news, posting on their official social media accounts, “Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of Conor’s father, Joe, today. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Conor and his family.” The club also urged privacy for the grieving family during this challenging time.

Joe Bradley’s passing occurred just three days after his son’s remarkable achievement on the field. Conor Bradley’s goal contributed to Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League, making it a bittersweet moment for the talented young player.

Conor Bradley, originally from Killeen in west Tyrone, had associations with Finn Valley Athletic Club in Donegal during his teenage years. The sudden loss of his father has prompted an outpouring of tributes from fans and the football community.

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Liverpool FC concluded their statement with a poignant reminder, “On behalf of Conor, LFC strongly urges that the family’s privacy is fully respected at this time.” The football world mourns the passing of Joe Bradley, a supportive figure who witnessed the promising career of his son reach new heights.