Conor Coady is without question the best English central defender in the Premier League right now.
The Wolves centre-back has been the hallmark of consistency since arriving in the English top-flight and he’s taken his game up a notch in 2020/21.
Coady has excelled for both club and country over the past few months, scoring his first England goal in a friendly against Wales just short of two weeks ago.
Against Leeds last night, the Liverpool-born defender was brilliant once again, nullifying Marcelo Bielsa’s attackers and producing a number of his trademark passes.
The 27-year-old is a seriously good player and it’s no surprise that people have brought up his name in reference to those who could replace the injured Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool.
But would a graduate from the club’s academy consider returning to Anfield? Well, Jamie Carragher tested that theory by playing a prank on Coady straight after Wolves’ victory at Elland Road last night.
Siting in the Monday Night Football studio, Carragher told Coady that Jurgen Klopp himself had named him as a replacement for Van Dijk and asked for the Wolves man’s thoughts on returning to Merseyside.
Klopp had said nothing of the sort, but Coady brilliantly replied: “I can’t believe you’ve just put this on me here, no!
“I can’t believe it. Not at all, I love playing for this football club every single day. We’ve just beat Leeds in an amazing, amazing game.”
A top response after cruelly being put on the spot by Carragher.
Earlier on in his post-match interview, Coady delivered another brilliant moment after learning that teammate Max Kilman had been named man-of-the-match.
Upon hearing the news, the Wolves captain replied in a hilariously sarcastic manner: “Did he?!”