Liverpool’s youth team has been relishing their opportunity to play on the first team’s facilities…
Liverpool academy player Sergi Canos said it was ‘amazing’ to train at Melwood during the international break.
As the Liverpool Echo reported last week, young Reds were afforded the opportunity to train on the first team’s facilities during the international break, with the majority of the senior squad away with their national sides.
The youth teamers even got the chance to train with Lucas Leiva as the Brazilian stepped up his recovery from injury – an opportunity they are said to have relished.
Something Canos has clearly relished with the winger, singed from Barcelona in 2013, viewing it as a wonderful opportunity to impress Brendan Rodgers and the first-team staff.
“It’s amazing to train here because it’s where the first team train every day and where the top players are training, and that is an unbelievable feeling,” Canos said to LFC.com
“This is a big chance for us as they [manager and staff] trust in us and we can try to step up to the first team and that is our motivation.”
The 18-year-old has recently made the step up to u21s, scoring against West Ham and said it’s been a wonderful opportunity to play with some of the best players in the world at that age level.
“That was an amazing experience and I have no words to describe it. It was a big chance to play against the best players in the world at our age and it was amazing.
“I feel really good now – it was my first goal at U21 level and hopefully I can get a lot more.
“I think I can do a lot more and better, but I like to score goals and play with the U21 side. We believe we can win [the title]. It’s a big chance for us and we are desperate to win this league.”
Liverpool’s u21s currently sit second in the table behind Manchester United so you suspect they might have a little extra incentive to get ahead – they’re one point behind but have a game in hand.