Is Liverpool’s latest youth prospect as exciting as Jack Wilshere? [Video]


Liverpool reserve star Conor Coady has the stones to make it as potential Liverpool captain one dayConor Coady is a name that you might not have heard up until now – particularly if you don’t pay much attention to the either the Liverpool reserves or the England youth set-up, but you can bet that it’s a name you’ll be hearing more of over the  next few years. Performing well in your club’s reserve team is one way to make a name for yourself, but it’s doing the job for your national side that will really get the Press salivating.

It’s little surprise, then, that the media have finally homed in on this young British talent after his wonder-strike against the Germans in an U19 game. Coady controlled the ball whilst under pressure from the German defence, and unleashed a looping shot that crashed off of the German’s post. Remarkably composed and sumptuously executed.

Yet, Coady isn’t best known for his goal-grabbing ability. Although he is capable of the odd long-shot or two, he’s much more at home playing the defensive midfield role and controlling the flow of the game from the centre of the park. He’s a gritty, tough young lad, with tenacity comparable to, dare I say it – Steven Gerrard. Should his development continue at this rate, there’s every chance that Coady will be just as influential for Liverpool as Steven Gerrard has been over the course of his illustrious career.

Just 18 years-old, Coady has already represented England at a number of different levels and managed breeze his way up through the ranks at Liverpool to become a regular in the reserves squad. Indeed, Kenny Dalglish has been so pleased with the Merseyside-born youngster’s progress that he was brought to Prague as part of Liverpool’s Europa League set-up and granted a spot on the bench. He will, perhaps, be looking at the way Jack Wilshere has become such a lynchpin for Arsenal this season playing a similar role in the centre of their midfield and wondering if he can’t emulate his success over the coming seasons.

On the evidence of the video below, there’s every chance that he will.

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  • Anand says:

    Had it been Arsenal had Youth prospects like us,which they Buy..
    they would b playing in starting 11 atlest on Bench !!!

  • Gunner says:

    You people go find a decent job! What does this video show? Another English thug in the making? Is this the football culture your country is proud of? Well, do not answer! Admire your Coadys and Shawcrosses – after all it is a contact game!

    PS. Tell the boy to add diving to his armoury – at least show him some Shrek videos…

    • jordan says:

      Its the skills required and the ability to overcome the whatsoever “contact game”, and this boy exactly has it

      P.S. Define “contact game” first before making any silly comments

  • Jonno says:

    Unfortunately man united have several (7 or 8) under 18 players that are better than coady but hes still a good prospect

  • Harris says:

    looks like he picked on the wrong fella against man u. made him look a fool

  • donn says:

    hehe he’s arguing with his england teammates ross barkley and tyler blackett.what a boy.

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