Have Liverpool unearthed the 'new Gerrard'?

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Liverpool deadline day loan signing Conor Thomas has been taken under the wing of club captain Steven Gerrard.

The 17-year-old midfielder has moved to Anfield for the remainder of the season, with a view to a potential permanent move to Liverpool.

Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd has revealed he had no say over the youngster's exit from the Ricoh Arena, and wanted to keep the player with the Sky Blues. However, it was decided that the offer from the Reds was too good to turn down.

Thomas is now plying his trade with the youth and reserve sides at the famous Melwood Academy, althought it's unlikely that the player will feature in any first team activity for Liverpool this season.

“Steven Gerrard is his mentor. Kenny Dalglish just rang him and said ‘Steven Gerrard will pick you up’. He’s kind of taken him under his wing," former PE teacher Marc Thomas told the Coventry Telegraph.

"He would probably have got more game time at City but when you have one of the biggest clubs in the world banging on your door.

“He has all the attributes and he’s going to be working with some outstanding people at Liverpool. If he keeps developing his game then the world’s his oyster.”


The former Coundon Court school pupil has one senior start in his career, coming in the FA Cup in January against Birmingham, and is definitely seen as a star of the future.

Liverpool will hope the player can thrive off the Merseysiders' club captain, and could go on to be a star of the future at Anfield.

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