‘This guy loves football!’: Sergio Canos reveals Luis Suarez would REFUSE to sit out Liverpool training through injury as former Anfield starlet praises striker for setting the tone he has tried to follow through his own career
- Sergi Canos came through the Liverpool academy and trained with the first team
- He has spoken about playing alongside Luis Suarez at the old Melwood complex
- The Brentford star revealed the lengths the Uruguayan would go to to take part
Luis Suarez would go through the pain barrier just to get on the training pitch at Anfield, such was his live for the game.
Former Reds youth product Sergi Canos has opened up about his spell training with the first team under Brendan Rodgers at Anfield, and how the Uruguayan’s work ethic immediately grabbed his attention.
Canos, who is a key part of Brentford’s Championship promotion charge, was invited into the first team after joining from Barcelona’s academy in 2013.
Sergi Canos has opened up on his experiences of training with Luis Suarez at Liverpool
Having joined in Suarez’s last season at the club, the winger only got glimpses of life with the Atletico Madrid striker, but what he did see has stuck with him throughout his career.
‘He was fantastic,’ Canos told Goal. ‘It was the first time I thought okay, this is Luis Suarez who is scoring goals every weekend, earning who knows how much, and he’s training like this on a Monday?!
‘I remember the very beginning of one training session. I was very good friends with Jose Enrique, and all the Spanish guys used to have breakfast together. Luis had something going on with the nail on his foot. I don’t know what happened, but he was limping.
Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool between 2011 and 2014
‘And Jose Enrique was like: ‘Well it’s Monday, don’t train’. Luis was like: ‘Maybe, maybe, I’ll ask the physio’.
‘And he went out and trained, limping, on Monday! They’d just played on the Saturday! I went home and I was amazed. I was like: ‘This guy loves football!’
He just said: ‘I can’t stay inside, I just want to go outside and train with you guys!’ We were like: ‘Yes, but what’s the point?!’
‘Now I understand that there is a point. Now, I’m like this. That’s why the standard has to be up here.’
Luis Suarez is currently firing in the goals for Atletico Madrid, with 16 goals for the Spanish league leaders so far this season.
Canos, meanwhile, has featured in every single Championship clash for Brentford this season, scoring six goals in the process.
Suarez is in fine form for Atletico Madrid this term, with his goals helping them top LaLiga