Liverpool starlet Connor Coady maintains his ambition to play for Liverpool, despite making it to the FA Cup semi-final with Sheffield United.
The 21-year-old has spent the season on loan at Bramall Lane, and is earning rave reviews in League One ahead of this weekend’s last four encounter with Hull City on Sunday.
An England youth international, Coady is focused on producing his very best for the Blades, but couldn’t help admitting he’d a chance in the Reds’ first team.
“I have been a Liverpool fan all of my life since I was a baby and to step out on this pitch (Anfield) is a real honour for me,” he told the club’s official website.
“It would be a really proud moment for me to play for Liverpool's first team at Anfield, but at the minute it's about me knuckling down and trying to play as well as I can for Sheffield United and push on.”
In his first loan spell away from the Merseysiders, the versatile defensive midfielder – who can also play at centre back – has notched five goals for Nigel Clough’s side.
Whilst it’s a return that doesn’t compare to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, he admits he takes inspiration from the club legend, and loves to watch him play whenever he can.
“Steven has always been an inspiration to me. Being a Liverpool fan all of my life, he is my idol and a hero of mine. I always try to come back here and watch him play because I learn so much off him and hopefully I can carry on doing that,” added Coady.
It remains to be seen whether Coady’s performances in Yorkshire have impressed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, and what his role will be with his parent club next season.