Sergi Canos is thriving in his season-long loan at Brentford and the Spaniard feels his successful spell in the Championship has given him the belief that he can cut it at Liverpool - and earn himself a hug from Jürgen Klopp!

The forward initially joined the Bees until the start of January before his impressive performances led to boss Dean Smith extending his stay at Griffin Park until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

While the former Barcelona trainee admits he wasn't sure what to expect after signing last August, Canos quickly found his feet in England's second tier by making almost 40 appearances and finding the net six times.

Reflecting on what the loan spell has given him personally, Canos said in the latest edition of LFCTV's Academy show: "This experience is to show everybody that you are learning and want to play real football.

"I think it's good to be part of a Championship team. The concentration is massive, not just every game, but everyday in training you have to give 100 per cent [and] I think it is difficult to be at a good level every day.

"I said in my first interview at Brentford [that] I didn't know if I was ready for this challenge.

“[But] the first game I made my debut and then in the second game I made an assist so it gave me [the feeling] that I can do it. I will do it.

“When I come back to Liverpool, I think I [will] know myself that I am ready."

It's been a breakthrough year for many down at the Academy, with several youngsters being given a chance to prove their worth in Klopp's first team.

Canos has been keeping tabs on the events unfolding in Merseyside and the 19-year-old reveals he is desperate to work with the German when he returns to the club.

He added: "I want to show Klopp that I'm ready to play for Liverpool and everyday is a challenge so I learn this and I think I can take it.

“After every game of Liverpool, Klopp gives a hug to every single player - I want to be one of them, it's my dream.

"When I was at Barca I saw the semi-final of Malaga and Borussia Dortmund and I saw Klopp on the bench for Borussia and I was like 'I hope one day I can work with Klopp'.

“I have the chance and I want to make it."