Suso says Brendan Rodgers is like a Spanish coach

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Suso is a fan of the Liverpool manager's philosophy.

Liverpool playmaker Suso has said that manager Brendan Rodgers is like a Spanish coach - and added he enjoys working under the Northern Irishman. 

The Spaniard was given a run in the side during Rodgers' first season at the club before being sent on loan to La Liga side Almeria last term. 

However, the 21-year-old is still at the club though he has reportedly attracted interest from other clubs, but he has been quoted saying he would like to sign a new contract at Liverpool and get first team opportunities. 

On the subject of Rodgers' training style, Suso told the Liverpool website: "Every time he asks us to do something it's with the ball. He wants us to play with the ball, never play a long ball and for me that's really good because that's my philosophy. When I go away with Spain it's more or less the same.

"He has done really well since he came here. When he first came he had to change some things and improve the team, which takes a long time, but now we can see all the things he was working with in the past is working now.

"It's a Spanish philosophy to play; you always want the ball, don't lose it and give it to the opposition. It's really good for me and the team."

Suso hasn't even made the bench in Liverpool's first three Premier League games this season, but after this international break, the fixtures come thick and fast for Liverpool - as they return to league action, with fixtures in the Champions League and the League Cup also taking place this month.

He faces huge competition in the side in the form of Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic in particular, and if the side continue to play a diamond midfield formation, it's hard to see him fitting into the side.

But one would think that Suso will get an opportunity to impress in the coming weeks, as Rodgers will look to freshen up his squad during a busy period.

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