Coates learning every day working with Liverpool defensive teammates

Sebastian Coates says he's learning every day working with Liverpool's defenders.

Coates trains every day alongside two international centre-backs, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel, as well as Jamie Carragher, who has tallied an incredible 731 senior games for club and country since 1997.

"It is a privilege to train and play with them," the youngster told the Official Liverpool Matchday Programme. "Martin has been outstanding this season and is an example to me because he originally came from a completely different country with an alternate philosophy on football and has made himself a success.

"During the sessions I watch all of my teammates closely because you can learn from any position, not just your own.

"You see the central defenders at Liverpool and they all have attributes that are different.

"Each one can defend properly, of course, but Danny is very good with the ball at his feet, Martin has the type of aggression any defender needs to succeed coming from abroad, while Carra is a leader - a communicator who has helped me a lot when we have played together."

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