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Brentford midfielder Canos recalls playing with Suarez at Liverpool: He just loves football!

Brentford midfielder Sergi Canos has recalled playing alongside Aletico Madrid star Luis Suarez at Liverpool.

Canos was invited into the first team after joining from Barcelona's academy in 2013.

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.

"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."

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