Luis Suarez "amazed" Liverpool teammates by setting new standards in training

Brentford winger Sergi Canos has opened up about his time training with the Liverpool first-team during Brendan Rodgers' spell in charge and the Spaniard was particularly impressed with Luis Suarez's work ethic.

Canos joined Liverpool from Barcelona's academy in 2013 and regularly trained with the senior squad in Suarez's final season at Anfield.

In an interview with Goal, Canos recalled the first time he trained alongside Suarez, with the forward pushing through a foot injury to complete a session.

"He was fantastic," Canos said. "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.

"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."

Canos is currently part of Brentford's push for promotion from the Championship and the 24-year-old has featured in every league game so far this season.

The forward has netted six goals and provided four assists in the Championship, with only Ivan Toney scoring more goals for Thomas Frank's side.

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