Last summer Liverpool rebuilt their first-team squad under new boss Brendan Rodgers.
Plenty of expensive and unfancied names were moved on as Rodgers decided to install his new footballing philosophy on the team.
But, as ever with such a widespread change of direction at any football team, there was simply not enough time for Rodgers to put his new team together.
In that respect Rodgers had to count on some of the younger players to come good.
One such player was Spanish starlet Suso. The talented prodigy was tipped for greatness ever since arriving from Cadiz in 2010 and is a huge prospect for the club’s fans.
Eventually his first-team playing time diminished, and with the arrival of several direct competitors since January 2013, it became clear he was set to be going on his way on loan in 2013-14.
Suso himself actually asked for a loan deal - and in the end that it is what he got.
But his early promise and reputation as one of Spain’s most promising talents has seen interest arrive from his home country - with Sevilla being mentioned as keen on snapping him up on the summer.
Well Suso has now addressed that rumour.
Speaking in an interview with Estadio Deportivo he had this to say about his future with Liverpool and the Sevilla interest:
“I'm talking to Liverpool to see if I renew. Next year they will probably play in the Champions League and I am thrilled to dispute it. I know nothing (of Sevilla’s interest). You might have spoken to my agent. I have always liked Sevilla for how they live for football, their character, their stadium...It would be a good place for me. Furthermore, it is only for an hour from my house.”
It is an interesting statement which is certainly one looking for a response.
The fact is he does enjoy his time at Liverpool but wants to be playing football - however when he speaks of Sevilla being ‘a good place’ for him he could certainly mean as yet another loan destination next season - rather than something permanent.
But Liverpool will still have to renew his deal if they are to keep hold of this starlet.
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