By Harvey Byrne

Former Liverpool full-back Rob Jones has labelled Sergi Canos’ expected departure from Anfield as a “real shame”.

The 44-year-old former defender, who is now on the club’s academy staff, took to his personal Twitter account on Monday night to post his displeasure at the young winger leaving the club.

The Reds have agreed a £2.5million fee with Championship club Norwich for the right-winger, who has stalled on a move to Bristol City.

Canos has now been given permission to discuss personal terms with Norwich and seal a move to Carrow Road.

Jones posted his regret that Liverpool couldn’t agree a new contract with the former Barcelona youngster but paid tribute to his ability.

The eight-times capped England international has been part of the Liverpool academy’s coaching staff since 2013, which is when Canos moved to Merseyside from Spain.

The young winger spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Brentford where he made 39 appearances for the club scoring seven goals and providing five assists.

The youngster also made his first team debut for the Anfield club in the recently completed season, as he came on as a late substitute on the final day against West Brom.

It is believed that the Spain Under 19-international had begun negotiations with the Reds over a new deal this summer, but talks quickly broke down as a result of his £10,000-per-week wage demands.

In other Liverpool news, the Reds are struggling to seal deal for two key transfer targets.