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Suso's potential return may not be the kind of one he wishes for

Liverpool midfielder Suso hopes to sign a new contract at Anfield but his career will be better served elsewhere.

Suso has expressed his desire to return to Liverpool amid speculation Sevilla are interested in his services.

The 20-year-old has impressed during his loan spell with Almeira in La Liga this season, scoring 2 goals and and amassing seven assists in his 20 appearances so far.

The Spanish U-21 international now wants to make clear his position with regards to the future insisting it would be a 'dream' to experience Europe's premier competition with Liverpool should they finish in the top four.

He told the Liverpool Echo: 'It's a dream to play at Anfield every weekend and in the Champions League, it's the best option that can happen. "I would like to sign a new contract with Liverpool and stay there for many years.'

While such news will excite Liverpool fans, for after all Suso is quite clearly a talented footballer, there should still be some reservations about keeping the player in the long-term.

Were he to come back next season his immediate rival for a place in the team would be Philippe Coutinho as they are essentially Number 10s. That would be a difficult task for Suso to overcome since the Brazilian is slightly older and has greater experience playing at a higher level, namely with Inter Milan.

Just as importantly Coutinho is even more talented than Suso and already has the trust of Brendan Rodgers. All that is not to say the Spaniard can't make the grade at Anfield but it is probably unlikely. In that sense Suso is not quite good enough for a Liverpool side looking to ultimately push on and win the league, let alone finish in the top four every season

What is most apparent in the former Cadiz youth product is his lack of aggression and ability to press. Coutinho has worked on these aspects tremendously this season and while some may argue he has been given the chance and Suso hasn't, the fact remains the former will be more prepared to help Liverpool in their ambitions from the get go next season.

What's more Suso is slow and though Coutinho is hardly the quickest, there is a discernible difference in pace between the two. The Brazilian can get away from his his marker more easily,.

With all this in mind the best Suso can hope for is a place on the Liverpool bench and to provide 'competition' for Coutinho. Yet after making the admission that he decided not to stay in the summer and rather opt for a loan abroad as he would not play often, the same scenario will occur once again in 2014-15.

He said: "At the beginning of the season, before pre-season, I was talking with Brendan and we were thinking that the best option for me was to go to a team on loan for a year, improve and learn from other players."

"I didn't want to stay at Liverpool and be on the bench - I wanted to play every game."

Suso will feature regularly in Spain for whoever he decides to play for and he has enough talent to demand that he do so, just not at Liverpool.

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