Conor Coady admits he is relishing the opportunity of playing in the Championship with Huddersfield Town after making a permanent switch from Anfield on Wednesday.

The Academy graduate, who last season helped Sheffield United reach the FA Cup semi-final during a loan spell, is set to make his debut when Mark Robins side host AFC Bournemouth in their first league game of the season at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking to Huddersfield Town's official website, Coady said: "I'm made up; when I heard Huddersfield wanted to sign me, it was immediately interesting.

"The last few days have been very exciting for me. I've been away [in the USA with Liverpool] and I couldn't wait to get home and get the move sorted. I'm really happy to be here.

"I spoke with Brendan Rodgers about his plans and he told me where I stood, which I thanked him for - that's exactly what I needed.

"Huddersfield Town is a fantastic club that has produced some great players. There's real stability here thanks to some very good people. The club has a track record of developing players, so when I heard about the club's interest there was only one place I wanted to come.

"This club has big ambitions, which is something I want to be a part of. I want to help Huddersfield Town progress up the Championship table. With the players that are here, who knows where it can take us?

"It's a very young and athletic team here and it's clear what the club is building. Hopefully I can come in and add to that."

The 21-year-old will link up with former Kirkby graduates Adam Hammill and Lee Peltier, plus Anthony Gerrard -cousin of Liverpool captain Steven -  and admits he can't wait for Saturday's opening game.

He added: "I know a lot of the Liverpudlian lads that are already at the club; there are some really top players here. I know the manager likes to play a style of football that focuses on possession and that is something I like to do too.

"Huddersfield play their own style of football; they move the ball around the pitch really well. That should suit my style; I like to get on the ball and move things forward. I want to create goals and score goals, but equally I can contribute defensively.

"I'm really pleased we're at home on the opening day. I'll have my first day of training tomorrow, which I'm really excited about, and then we'll push onto Saturday.

"It's a massive game to start the season - on home soil against a Bournemouth team that performed very well last season. You look forward to the start of the season all summer and we'll want to start as we mean to go on."