Conor Coady thanked Brendan Rodgers before leaving Liverpool

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Coady says Rodgers told him where he stood prior to his departure.

Midfielder Conor Coady has thanked Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after the academy graduate departed Anfield to sign for Huddersfield Town, in a deal that is reported to be worth around £500,000.

Coady said that Rodgers let him knew where he stood when it came to his position in midfield. If the 21-year-old had stayed at Anfield.

The likelihood is that his first team chances will have been limited with central midfielders Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen along with new signing Emre Can all ahead of him in the pecking order - whilst Cameron Brannagan and Jordan Rossiter from the youth team are likely to be banging on the door of the first team in the near future.

The midfielder told the Huddersfield Town website: “I spoke with Brendan Rodgers about his plans and he told me where I stood, which I thanked him for – that’s exactly what I needed."

Coady made just the two senior first-team appearances for the Reds. He played an hour in a Europa League defeat to Anzhi, and came on late in the game in a Premier League victory over Fulham in the 2012/13 season. The following year he was sent out on loan to Sheffield United in League One, where he helped the side reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

The player seemed happy to have made the move to West Yorkshire, and has the opportunity for some first-team football in the Championship

He added: “Huddersfield Town is a fantastic club that has produced some great players. There’s real stability here thanks to some very good people. The Club has a track record of developing players, so when I heard about the Club’s interest there was only one place I wanted to come.”

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