Conor Coady transfer: Is Coady a Liverpool fan – who does he support?

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Conor Coady will leave Wolverhampton Wanderers after seven years.

After a slow start to the transfer window, Everton are expected to complete their fourth signing ahead of their trip to Aston Villa this weekend.

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The Toffees are close to finalizing a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady, according to reports The guard.

The 29-year-old will initially join the club on loan until the end of the season before Everton can make use of the option of a permanent move next summer.

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The move comes as quite a surprise to football fans given Coady has spent the last seven years at the Midlands club.

However, Coady was on the wrong end of Lage’s fresh tactics for the new season as the 46-year-old now opted to play four defenders.

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Meanwhile, Wolves have also snapped up Burnley’s Nathan Collins and his arrival meant Coady was benched for the opening game against Leeds United.

Although the England international will continue to have a strong association with the club, he is keen to play football elsewhere for the first time ahead of the World Cup this winter.

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The defender was part of the squad that reached last year’s Euro 2020 final despite facing stiff competition to fly to Qatar in November.

What did the wolves say about the transfer?

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Conor Coady was a very popular character at Molineux and Bruno Lage was happy to keep him but understood that he could leave.

On Friday, the Wolves manager praised his captain, describing him as “one of the best people I know in football”.

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Lage said: “Since Wolves arrived in the Premier League, do you know how many games they’ve played? 152. Do you know how many games Coady has played? 151. With me he played all the games.

“Massive respect from me to Coady and massive respect from the club to Coady. Now I have more solutions and will choose the best one for my team, but I can’t forget Coady.”

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Is Conor Coady a Liverpool fan?

As well as the shock of seeing Conor Coady leave Wolves for good, it also came as a huge surprise that he joined Everton due to his apparent loyalty to Liverpool.

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Born in St Helens in Merseyside, the centre-back spent nine years with the Reds after joining their academy in 2005.

Coady revealed his loyalty to Liverpool back in 2009.

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He said: “Everyone knows I supported Liverpool growing up but I play for Wolves now.

“I look at Liverpool’s results and I hope they win games – it’s as simple as that.

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“But I play for Wolves now and I play for this football club no matter who we play against. We’re going there to win and that’s the mentality we’re all going to have.

“My buddies are all Liverpool season ticket holders. You always tell me something about it. I had millions of ticket requests, millions absolutely. I don’t know how to do that to be honest.”

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This would indicate that Coady was a huge Liverpool fan in 2019 and that seems unlikely to have changed in the past three years.

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