Liverpool have confirmed that young midfielder Conor Coady has joined Sheffield United on loan until January as rumours mount that winger Oussama Assaidi is also set to leave the club.
The out-of-favour Moroccan has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield after a difficult debut season at the club in which he failed to make an impression on manager Brendan Rodgers.
Assaidi made just four appearances in the Premier League after joining Liverpool last summer from Heerenveen in a deal worth around £2.4m.
Reports in Holland last week claimed that Feyenoord were keen to recruit either Assaidi or Arsenal winger Ryo Miyacihi, but after the comments from Arsene Wenger it seems they may have to concentrate on the Liverpool midfielder.
"I like his pace, his mobility and his movement off the ball. I like players who can move when others have the ball. There is also his attitude, commitment and desire. That is why I decided to keep him," said Wenger after the Japanese youngster scored in the 3-1 pre-season win over Nagoya Grampus.
With Miyaichi remaining at the Emirates, Feyenoord could now turn their attentions to landing Assaidi who impressed while playing in Holland, scoring 10 goals in 27 games in his final season with Heerenveen.
While it seems the 24 year old could see his Liverpool career coming to an end, big things are still expected of Under-21 captain Coady.
The 20 year old also captained England at this summer's U20 World Cup and has already featured in the first team after making his debut in the Europa League against Anzhi Makhachkala in November 2012.
Coady then made his Premier League bow in May when he came on as a late substitute against Fulham and Liverpool will be hoping that he can gain regular first team football at the League One side.
Sheffield United finished fifth last season and new boss David Weir will hope that Coady can help the side gain automatic promotion next season as they look to secure a return to the Championship.
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