Klopp should consider bid for Conor Coady amid shock England rumour

Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in...

Conor Coady has flourished since being allowed to leave Liverpool.

Wolves captain Conor Coady (l) challenges Sergio Aguero of City during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on August 25, 2018 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League, and whilst many of their imports are attracting interest, some more unheralded players deserve praise.

Ruben Neves, Joao Mourinho, Diogo Jota, Rui Patricio and Willy Boly have all earned praise for starring in Nuno Espirito Santo's side, with the likes of Matt Doherty and Conor Coady often overlooked.

However, one man who doesn't appear to be overlooking Coady is England boss Gareth Southgate, as The Mirror reported the shock rumour last week that Coady is now being eyed for an England call-up.

 

It's a remarkable trajectory for Coady. Let go by Brendan Rodgers at boyhood club Liverpool in 2014, Coady had just one season with Huddersfield Town before heading to Wolves, and few fans at Molineux even rated him before Nuno's arrival in 2017.

The Portuguese boss then switched Coady from a defensive midfielder to a centre back, and Coady captained Wolves to the Premier League in a stunning campaign, with his top-flight displays now putting him on the brink of international recognition.

Having turned in great displays against Manchester City and Manchester United already this season, Coady has shown he has the quality to deal with the top players – and it may be time for now-Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to consider a bid to bring him back to Anfield.

Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in...

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have impressed this season, but adding Coady would bring depth at centre back as well as in holding midfield, beefing up Klopp's options given that he has been without Dejan Lovren this season, and an injury to Gomez or Van Dijk would leave Liverpool looking less-than-secure at the back again, whilst also giving a great option if Klopp ever wanted to switch to a three-man defence.

Coady is of a good age at 25 and still has room to develop, has shown great leadership skills at Wolves and has now shown that Rodgers was wrong to let him go - and he would surely be keen on a return to his boyhood club if Klopp came calling in 2019, with a move to bring him back wanted by many fans on Twitter after his superb start to the season with Wolves.

Conor Coady, Liverpool, in action during the Liverpool Vs AS Roma friendly pre season football match at Fenway Park, Boston. USA. 23rd July 2014. Photo Tim Clayton

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