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Liverpool's Suso picked out by Spanish press as one of top five 'jewels' of under-20 side

Liverpool's Suso is continuing to win admirers in his homeland.

Spain's under-20 side have so far lived up to their billing at the World Cup, winning all three group games.

They saw off a highly rated France side featuring Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kondogbia on Thursday, winning 2-1 to top their group.

Their side reads like a who's who of Europe's most wanted young players, with Gerard Deulofeu, Jese Rodriguez and Oliver Torres the star attractions.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has gone one further, publishing an article highlighting the team's top five 'jewels' who can lead them to glory at the tournament.

Along with the aforementioned trio, and goalkeeper Dani Sotres, completing the quintet is Liverpool midfielder Suso.

Suso is a key part of the side, pulling the strings in midfield alongside Oliver Torres, and last year helped the same group of players triumph at the European under-19 Championships.

Suso is described in the article as one of the most 'outstanding' players in the Spain midfield, and his contribution has clearly not gone unnoticed.

He played as a starter in the first two games of the tournament and was then rested against France with Spain already qualified, but came on at half-time to give the Spaniards a second half lift by providing the assist for what proved to be their winner.

His recognition in the Spanish press has two effects; it one raises his profile in his homeland, and it two raises the profile of Liverpool's academy, that they have been able to harness his talent since bringing him over to England in 2010.

With his future involvement next season still undecided by Brendan Rodgers, it could just be that as a result of the tournament there are offers from Spain to take him on loan for the 2013/14 for the club to consider.

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