Liverpool youngster extends loan deal at League One side

Liverpool defender Conor Coady has agreed a loan extension that will keep him at Sheffield United until February 24.

Liverpool youngster Conor Coady has extended his loan deal at League One side Sheffield United.

The England Under-20 international has made one appearance for the Reds' senior team - in the Europa League last season - but appears to have a bright future at Anfield.

His decision to extend his stay at Bramall Lane means he will be a Blades player until February 24 - the day before his 21st birthday.

Coady has made 23 appearances in all competitions for United this season, scoring once. Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough is understandably pleased to be keeping the youngster for another month.

"We have extended the loan of Conor and will see how things progress," he is quoted as saying by Liverpool's official website. "Obviously the lad wants to be playing regularly, so we thought in the first instance it would be wise to sort out the short-term.

"He has started a lot of games since we arrived, he does a lot of good things. But as you would expect from a young player, has areas of his games to work on.

"Conor is such a bright lad, though; he has a real willingness to learn and improve and always has a smile on his face.

"He will certainly have benefited from this loan and he has proved to be a useful performer to have in our squad too."

Coady looks to be in good hands under Clough, who has amassed years of experience in management with Burton Albion and Derby County, while the defender can still return to Liverpool to provide cover in the case of multiple injuries later in the season.

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