Jürgen Klopp might not be too fond of the loan system in his attempt to assess and develop Liverpool players, but there are players who have made strides at temporary homes. Danny Ward has recently made his full international debut for Wales on the back of his impressive appearances for Aberdeen this season. They impressed Klopp enough to bring the 22-year-old back to replace the forlorn Adam Bogdan as the club's number two.
Sergi Canos has impressed on loan at Championship side Brentford, scoring four goals and registering two assists in 29 appearances. Canos, however, only started twelve of those games. His assist and goal per minute ratio is impressive for a 19-year-old, totalling up to one every 189.66666 minutes for decimal point enthusiasts. The right-footed Barcelona youth product has featured on the right wing, but can cut in on his left foot in an attempt to open defences up if need be.
What has been a noticeable is the youngster's fight and hunger, often resulting in displays of frustration during games. If channeled correctly, such emotions can push a player on, but Canos needs to be able to move past situations when things don't quite work out during games.
"It shows what a good player he is," Bees manager Dean Smith enthused. "He’s only a young lad and still learning the game. He’s a breath of fresh air around the place. He’s still learning and still will be. He gets very frustrated with himself. He missed the chance against Charlton and he takes it on himself that it’s cost us. We keep telling him it’s one thing in a game and it happens; he needs to keep on doing the right things."
The loanee is certainly making an impression and will be among a number of players seeking to impress Klopp in the summer. Before then, there is a push to fully steer clear from the relegation battle. Canos is currently on international duty with Spain's under-19 squad and will return to play a role in helping keep the Bees up. It is hoped that there will be a few more contributions in the final third to make more than just Brentford fans stand up and take notice.