Nigel Clough has confirmed that the Blades have extended the loan of midfielder Conor Coady.
The 20-year-old will remain at Bramall Lane throughout the month of January and into February, until he turns 21, as per the terms of his youth loan.
Clough is pleased to have been given the green light by Liverpool to retain the services of Coady, who the Blades boss believes is improving with every first-team game.
Clough remarked: "We have extended the loan of Conor and will see how things progress. Obviously the lad wants to be playing regularly, so we thought in the first instance it would be wise to sort out the short-term.
"He has started a lot of games since we arrived, he does a lot of good things, but as you would expect from a young player, has areas of his games to work on.
"Conor is such a bright lad though; he has a real willingness to learn and improve and always has a smile on his face.
"He will certainly have benefitted from this loan and he has proved to be a useful performer to have in our squad too."
Coady, who initially joined in pre-season, has made 23 appearances in all competitions to date, scoring once in the draw at Leyton Orient in November.