Sheffield United: Why Coady decided to join Blades

New arrival Conor Coady tries to keep things ticking over in Sheffield United's friendly with Alfreton. Picture: Martyn Harrison.
New arrival Conor Coady tries to keep things ticking over in Sheffield United's friendly with Alfreton. Picture: Martyn Harrison.
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Conor Coady has revealed how Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recommended he joined Sheffield United.

The Anfield midfielder made his debut for David Weir’s side at Alfreton Town last night after arriving on a six month loan.

Coady told The Star: “Brendan really recommended that I came here; he was really pushing through the move.

“When he let me know United were interested he explained that I’d learn so much from playing under David Weir.

“I spoke to the Everton lads I know back home who worked with him (Weir) during his time at Goodison (Park) and they all said he’s a brilliant coach.

“Brendan didn’t have to persuade me to come but he did offer me the chance to go on pre-season with Liverpool to Australia and the Far East.

“But as soon as I knew what was happening, I wanted to join up with United straight away and get to know the lads.”

Tony McMahon also started the victory over Nick Laws’ side after recovering from injury. Lyle Taylor scored the only goal of the under-21 fixture. Coady, aged 20, made his first Premier League appearance for Liverpool earlier this year.

“I’m very proud to be a Sheffield United player because it’s a superb club,” he added. “I can’t wait to get started and try and get into what I know

is a really good team.”