Liverpool academy starlet Sergi Canos wants to prolong his loan spell at Brentford until the end of the season. The former Barcelona wonderkid left Anfiled on deadline day to get first-team football at Griffin Park, agreeing an initial five-month loan deal.
The 18-year-old forward hasenjoyed his experience in the Championship, despite most of his 13 appearances for the Bees coming from the bench. Having scored his first goal for the club in a victory over Nottingham Forest last week, the Spaniard believes the loan spell is helping him mature. Accordingly, he hopes his parent club will let him stay at the Championship side until the summer.
"I don't know what I'm going to do but I want to stay here," Canos said to Sky Sports. "I want to keep playing in the Championship and hopefully at Brentford. For me this opportunity is amazing. I'm growing a lot as a player so I want to stay."
Canos moved back to Melwood during the recent international break to train with the first team, playing in a friendly game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Having been impressed by the passion of Jurgen Klopp, he hopes the German manager is keeping an eye on his development at Brentford ahead of a future with the Liverpool first team.
"Klopp is a special manager. He's passionate. When we were playing the friendly game, it was like a Champions League game for him. For me, that matters, the importance he gives every match. Even if it's a friendly or a Champions League game, he treats it the same," Canos said.
While when asked whether he expects to play under the German in the future, Canos replied: "Nobody knows. I hope Klopp is watching but I can't think about the future.
"Now I'm at Brentford and I want to play against Bolton. I want to keep going. I want to make more goals for the team and make more assists. I'm only looking at next week."
Canos moved to Anfield in the summer of 2013 from Barcelona after following the footsteps of players such as Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin who left La Masia due to the difficulty in breaking through to the first team squad. The Spaniard admitted it was the "hardest decision" of his life, but his time in England is paying off.
"It was the hardest decision of my life, but obviously it's gone very well so I'm made up," he said. "I decided to go to Liverpool because they gave me things that Barca didn't. They said I could play in the U21s earlier than in Barca B."