Conor Coady claims he has had ‘millions’ of ticket requests for Liverpool’s Premier League title decider against Wolves – but all he’s focused on is hitting 60 points and getting into Europe.
Liverpool must beat Wolves at Anfield on Sunday and hope leaders Manchester City draw or lose against Brighton to end their 29-year wait to be champions again.
Wolves are guaranteed seventh spot but still need a favour from City to beat Watford in the FA Cup final a week on May 18 to end their 39-year stretch for European football.
Coady, who supported Liverpool as a boy and spent five years there as a youngster, has been inundated for tickets for the game, for which seats have been advertised for as much as £6,000.
“I’ve had millions. . . millions,” said the Wolves captain when asked about ticket requests. “I don’t know how I’m going to do it to be honest.
“But this is our first year back in the Premier League and we have the chance to get 60 points which would be amazing.
“My mates are all Liverpool season ticket holders. They keep saying things to me about it. It’s a fantastic game for us.
“We’re playing good stuff and we’re going there full of confidence, and hopefully to get the win.
“Every week I look at Liverpool and hope they win. I supported them growing up but I’m playing for Wolves now, and no matter who we are playing against, we go there to win and that’s the mentality we’ll all have.
“We’ve got a certain way of playing and we will stick to that. Hopefully we can end the season on a high.
“It’s a good game, looking at what they have done and our season. It’s important we enjoy the game because when you do that, you play well.”
A year ago, Coady admits he and his team-mates were dreaming of playing in the Premier League. Now he says their eyes are on Europe.
“It’s been a wonderful season. We all dreamed of playing in the Premier League last season,” said the 26-year-old sweeper.
“Every single player in that dressing room has lived the dream this season, they really have.
“We’ve enjoyed the whole week because Saturday was sensational for us and we finished our home season on a high.”
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has steadfastly refused to talk about wanting to qualify for Europe.
But Coady is happy to admit that’s exactly the aim of the players now.
“It’s where we want to be,” he said. “We’ve not spoken about that all season because we’ve gone game to game but we’ve put ourselves in a position now where we can get it and that would be fantastic for this club.
“It would be fantastic for every player here. A few players here have got experience of playing in Europe so we will see what happens now.
“We have put ourselves in a good position and that’s all we can do.”
With Wolves newly promoted back in August, Coady admits Europe was not the aim at the start of the season.
“You envisage improving and winning games,” he said. “That was the thing, and not changing the way we played. The manager wanted to stick to his beliefs and we have done that.
“I think that has been the most important thing and whatever comes our way after that is a bonus for the club.”