The Liverpool loanee offering hope for fellow Anfield outcasts

Conor Coady is proving that the only way isn't down after leaving Liverpool.

It is often said that once a player leaves Liverpool, the only way is down. But one of Anfield's current outcasts is proving that the opposite can also be the case.

Conor Coady's season-long loan spell with Sheffield United continues to go from strength to strength as the on-loan Reds midfielder struck a second goal in as many games for the League One outfit.

The midfielder's first-half strike in his 22nd domestic outing helped the Blades secure victory at Gillingham, which saw Nigel Clough's side pull three places clear of the relegation zone.

Coady was also on target during United's FA Cup fifth round win over Nottingham Forest last weekend and has long been hailed as one of Liverpool's brightest hopes.

His exploits while on loan in the Midlands may see him gain further recognition from Brendan Rodgers upon his return to Merseyside at the end of the current campaign.

England's under-20 captain is not the only player flourishing during his spell away from the Anfield club.

Fabio Borini at Sunderland, Tiago Ilori (Granada), and Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) are just three players that have proved a point to their parent club while on loan this term.

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