Conor Coady’s rise at Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers certainly won’t please Liverpool fans as they let a quality player fall through the net.
The Englishman grew up supporting Liverpool and he joined their academy in 2005.
Despite being named in the senior squad list and being called up to the senior squad occasionally from 2009, he did not make his senior debut until the 8th of November 2012 in a UEFA Europa League group stage match against Anzhi Makhachkala.
Coady was installed as full-time captain of the Under-21 squad and went on to make his Premier League debut against Fulham on the 12th of May 2013.
However, he was shipped out on loan to the Blades in the summer of 2013 and ended up making 50 appearances for the Sheffield club, producing six goals and four assists as a central midfielder.
And, his Anfield career finally came to an end in the summer of 2014 as Huddersfield Town signed him permanently for £423k (as per Transfermarkt).
He made two first-team appearances for the Reds as well as featuring 49 times for the Under-23 side, but he just didn’t show enough to warrant a permanent place in the first-team ranks.
However, he’s reached new heights since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers after his spell at the Terriers, as Nuno Espirito has managed to get the very best out of the former Red since converting him into a central defender.
The Reds are on the look out for a partner for Virgil Van Dijk and Coady would be perfect. He’s established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League this season and his passing ability would work wonders at Anfield with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane constantly making runs in behind the opposition’s defence. His no-nonsense approach and tackling ability would be great alongside Van Dijk, so they certainly missed a trick.
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