Suso can become the best winger at Liverpool

Suso has given Brendan Rodgers a big boost by ruling out a Liverpool exit this summer but can he become the best winger at the club?

Good news for all Liverpool fans, Spanish starlet Suso is not going anywhere and is ready to get his head down and fight for his place at Liverpool next season.

There had been worries lingering around Anfield that he was thinking about walking away from the club due to limited chances last season, which eventually saw him dropped back down to the Development Squad.

It was a decent season for him with 14 Premier League appearances in total, giving him valuable experience heading into the next campaign but he faces a huge challenge to become the best winger at the club.

"This year for me has been beyond fantastic - Next year I'll probably stay at Liverpool. I know there are quite a few offers but I will not go. I'm happy at Liverpool," he told Marca.

The first problem Suso has is keeping more experienced and more reliable options out of the team.

He predominantly played down the left of the side when he first got into the team, which is a position currently occupied by Stewart Downing.

Downing played very well over the last part of the season and providing he doesn’t get sold this summer, he’ll start there again next season.

Suso has to show Rodgers that he is a better proposition than Downing in that position in terms of the attacking work he does with creativity and goals but also with the defensive side of his game, offering the full back extra protection.

Until he can improve the defensive side of his game, Downing will always get picked ahead of him because he’s the better option.

That’s just the first challenge, the next one is the group of youngsters he finds himself playing with and competing against for a first team chance.

He has two main threats in the form of Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe, who will both have the same hunger to become the most important wingers for the club.

Sterling is the obvious candidate to keep Suso out of the team and at times last season he look unplayable with his pace and energy down both wings of the pitch.

Ibe is someone Suso just has the edge over but Ibe started in the club’s final Premier League match of last season against Queens Park Rangers.

That means he’s fresh in the mind of Brendan Rodgers and he didn’t give him any reason not to offer him further chances so Suso has to work hard to stay ahead of his younger colleague.

It’s all about taking his chances because that’s the only way he’s going to make himself indispensable to the current side.

He’s good enough to play for Liverpool regularly and he’s good enough to become the best winger at the club, half the battle is getting the chance to prove that in the first place.

Can Suso become the best winger at Liverpool? What do you think?

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