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Conor Coady: 'Difficult decision to leave Liverpool'

Coady: 'Leaving Liverpool was difficult'
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Conor Coady admits that leaving Liverpool was difficult but believes that the decision was justified given his good form for Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Conor Coady has admitted that leaving Liverpool was difficult but believes that the decision was justified given his need for game time and subsequent rise with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Merseyside-born defender came through the ranks at Anfield but left in 2014 to join Huddersfield Town.

A year later, Coady linked up with Wolves and has remained with the club ever since, boasting impressive form this term in helping the West Midlanders to the top of the Championship table.

"It was a difficult decision to leave Liverpool but I knew it was something I had to do to get playing regularly and improve," Coady told The Mirror.

"Brendan Rodgers (then-Liverpool manager) was brilliant with me, Sheffield United [on loan] was a fantastic experience, then Huddersfield and when Wolves came up I had no hesitation at all.

"I knew what a big club it was before I joined but when you get there, it's only then you realise just how big. The owners have been fantastic, the manager this season has been fantastic and they have taken the club to a whole new level."

Coady has been capped up to Under-20 level for England but is still awaiting his first senior appearance for the Three Lions.


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Conor Coady in action during the EFL Cup game between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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