Liverpool youngster impressing at League One giants

Conor Coady has been on loan at Sheffield United all season and has been consistently impressive.

This season has seen players from the top-flight moving all over the football league in order to get some first team football and experience and there have been a number of stand-outs.

Conor Coady has been with Sheffield United all season after being brought in by David Weir, and his new manager Nigel Clough has nothing but praise for him: "He’s come in from Liverpool, one of the biggest names in the world let alone our own top-flight and captained his country at under-20 level.

"Yet, there’s no edge to him at all. All Conor is bothered about is trying to improve himself."

"He’s conscientious, wants to listen and learn. He realises that’s what he’s got to continue doing throughout the rest of his career as well."

The 21-year-old has been an integral part of Sheffield United's climb up the table, and was still a consistent performer when their fortunes weren't going so well.

Coady already has one Premier League appearance to his name after coming on as a late substitute against Fulham in May 2013. Brendan Rodgers has always been one to nurture youth wherever he has been, and at Liverpool it's no different. Raheem Sterling, Jon Flanagan and Andre Wisdom have all been given chances at Anfield with varying levels of success. 

With Wisdom and Coady impressing whilst on loan this season, next year could see them back with Liverpool in the Premier League and pushing for a place in the first team. 

Jordan Henderson has done an excellent job alongside Gerrard in the Liverpool midfield this season, but it has been questioned whether Lucas Leiva has been performing at his best this season. 

Coady could prove himself a key asset to that midfield with his energy, determination and box-to-box running and as a local lad with a role model like Steven Gerrard, what more motivation do you need to keep on improving and fighting for a place at the club you support.

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