Conor Coady draws inspiration from Liverpool pair Spearing, Shelvey

Liverpool youngster Conor Coady admits he's drawing inspiration from young teammates Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey.

Liverpool youngster Conor Coady admits he's drawing inspiration from young teammates Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey.

The Melwood pair hit a double apiece as the second-string romped to wins over Sunderland and Wigan - and the 18-year-old midfielder feels he can only learn from playing alongside such dedicated first-teamers.

Coady told Liverpoolfc.tv: "Jay's been fantastic. He's a top player and a good lad. He helps you through the game and is a privilege to have in your team. It was fantastic to have him alongside me against Sunderland.

"He's just the perfect example to all of us lads hoping to make the grade and push on to Melwood like he has.

"It was the same with Jonjo and it's great that we've had some first-team players involved in the reserves recently because you learn a lot off them. All of the boys are doing well anyway but it doesn't hurt when they come down because you can only pick up positive pointers from them."

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