Conor Coady has chance to show Liverpool how much he has improved
Liverpool travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow night.
And the game will be a big occasion for boyhood Liverpool fan Conor Coady, who came through the ranks with the Merseyside club.
Coady spent nearly 10 years with Liverpool and played two senior games before his 2014 move to Huddersfield Town.
The 25-year-old has now rebuilt his career in the Championship and prepares to play Liverpool with a new point to prove.
Having reinvented himself as a central defender, Coady is thriving in a back three under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Coady is the perfect ball-playing centre-back for Nuno’s system and his defensive work has been so impressive that many have tipped him for an England call-up.
In 17 league games this season, the former England youth international has made 18 tackles, 19 interceptions, 17 blocks and 59 clearances, according to Who Scored.
With 593 completed passes as well, Coady is demonstrating his ability to bring the ball out of defence.
The Liverpool-born defender will be relishing his chance to play the Reds again, even though he has played one cup game against his boyhood club since leaving.
But this time, Coady is a much-improved player and he has a point to prove to his former employers.
Tasked with keeping the likes of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino quiet, Coady can impress his old club by showing vast improvements in his game.