Liverpool teenager Sergi Canos praises 'unbelievable' Lucas Leiva

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One of Liverpool's next generation has been speaking about a current first-team star.

Liverpool’s teenage winger Sergi Canos has been speaking to the club’s official website about one of the first-team’s key men – Lucas Leiva.

The Brazilian has featured 25 times for Liverpool this season, proving to be a vital part of their midfield.

A groin injury recently ruled him out of five consecutive Premier League matches, but he was on the bench against Manchester United and looks set to return to the starting line-up following the international break.

Canos is an 18-year-old right winger who has been impressing for Liverpool’s academy sides since moving to England from Barcelona, and he clearly rates his Brazilian teammate very highly.

“Lucas is an unbelievable player,” the Liverpool youngster said.

“You can learn so much from him every touch he makes, every single moment and that is an honour for me to train with him.”

That is high praise indeed from a teenager who will have seen some of the best players on the planet up close during his time at the Nou Camp.

But few Liverpool fans would disagree, well aware that Lucas could be even more important next season when Steven Gerrard is no longer at the club.

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