Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady says his loan with Sheffield United has improved him as a player.

Coady helped Sheffield United defeat Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup yesterday.

He told the official Liverpool FC magazine: "The thing that I've improved the most is receiving the ball off the back four and automatically looking forward.

"When you play at first-team level it's important to look forward at all times. It's easy to pass sideways so working on getting the ball and ensuring my first pass is a positive one has improved my game massively.

"Central midfield is where I've been brought up playing. I like to get on the ball as much as possible. I've played a bit at centre-back for Liverpool, but for United I've always played centre-midfield."

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