Preston defender Bailey Wright sings the praises of Liverpool talent Brad Smith

The Australian talent made his first start for his country this week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given plenty of young players a chance at Anfield this season. One player to benefit from this is Australian left-back Brad Smith.

He has featured seven times for Liverpool this season, scoring once against Exeter City in the FA Cup.

His swashbuckling style and wand of a left-foot has rightly earned him plenty of praise this season and he is also a regular in the Australia set-up now – recently getting his first start against Tajikistan.

He has certainly impressed a fellow Soccerroo and English-based talent.

Preston North End defender Bailey Wright has nine caps for Australia and is having a great season in the Championship with The Lilywhites.

He spoke to SBS this week and had this to say about the Liverpool talent:

“You look at Brad Smith – he’s done really well in the cup competitions for Liverpool this season and he’s definitely get something about him.

“He’s a good player and good lad. We actually made our debuts together (in London) against Saudi Arabia (in 2014) and he’s got a lot of pace about him and a good cross too."

Liverpool certainly had high hopes for Smith. In October 2014 Liverpool recalled Smith from a loan spell at Swindon Town with the hope of getting him to sign a long-term deal at the club.

However, he became a free agent after his contract with Liverpool came to an end last summer after failing to come to an agreement over a new deal.

But he signed a new deal with Liverpool in November and it looks like things are on the up for the talented Aussie.

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