When Sergi Canos left La Masia as a 16-year-old to join Liverpool's youth system, he didn't know whether things would work out. After two years, Canos has adjusted to life in his new country and is making great strides in his footballing career.
"I came to England without any English, and I couldn't even say hello," Canos said to Sky Sports. "It was the hardest decision of my life, but obviously it's gone very well."
"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," he added.
In August, Liverpool sent Canos out on loan to Brentford to get his first taste of senior team action. The move, which extends through January, has been a success thus far.
"I was scared before coming [to Brentford], but now I'm really happy," he said. "The first month was difficult to adapt and get used to the level, but now I think I'm finding it a little bit easier."
Canos believes that Liverpool should work out a deal to keep him at Brentford for the rest of the season so he can continue to develop there.
"I don't know what I'm going to do but I want to stay here," he said. "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."
It makes sense for Liverpool and Brentford to fulfill Canos' wishes, and official confirmation of a season long move could come in the next few weeks. If Jürgen Klopp wants to use Canos in the second half of the season he has the option to bring him back, but it seems that the attacker is still a year or two away from breaking into Liverpool's first team picture.