Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United until January, has pointed out that he would not mind staying at Bramall Lane until the end of the season rather than returning to Liverpool.
“I am very happy here,” Coady told The Star. “It is a fantastic club. All the lads and the staff have made me feel very welcome and the fans have been great.
“I am loving every moment at the club. The move has been really beneficial for me. I feel I have developed by playing regular first-team football.
“If that [staying all season] was an option, it would definitely be something I would look at.
“Right now, I am just concentrating on getting my head down, playing well and we will see what happens.”
Coady has made 15 appearances for for United this season. At 20-years old, Coady still has a very bright future ahead of him and it would make sense for him to spend more time at Sheffield where he stands a better chance of playing more games than returning to Merseyside. At Liverpool, Coady would most likely find himself playing for the Under-21’s or the reserve team which is not as competitive as the League One. At this stage of his career, more competitive games under his belt are needed.
Some see Coady as the future of Liverpool’s central midfield as he has already captained the England side in the Under 20 World Cup last summer. Even though Liverpool are looking a little thin in central midfield now, it would not be wise to bring Coady back and throw him in this season. He still needs a season or two more to really be ready for the first team.
Liverpool seem to be benefiting well this season with players going out on loan. Suso has turned out to be the star for Almeria in La Liga and Andrew Wisdom has made an instant impact at Derby County. There are also suggestions that Raheem Sterling could also be sent out on loan in January in a bid to get more regular football.