Suso reveals why he decided to leave Liverpool, talks Steven Gerrard

Spanish star Suso has agreed to join AC Milan on a permanent basis.

Former Liverpool midfielder Suso has revealed to Spanish paper Marca that the Reds’ contract renewal wasn’t satisfactory and that he opted to join AC Milan due to a lack of confidence shown in him.

“My contract was due to expire in June and Liverpool's renewal offer didn't satisfy me both in terms of the financial deal and the technical project,” he explained.

“I arrived in England as a young lad and learned a lot. I developed as a player, but I didn't sense that much confidence was placed in me.”

“That's why I decided to move on. Milan have offered me everything that I need. Although it's not an easy moment for the team, I am joining a big club with an incredible history."

The official Liverpool website confirmed on Friday that the former Cadiz youngster had departed the club to join Serie A side Milan on a four-year contract.

The confirmation of his departure wasn’t exactly shocking news to the Anfield faithful, but one can only wonder why the playmaker wasn’t given a proper run in the Reds’ first-team.

Last season, he all but singlehandedly secured Almeria’s La Liga status while on a season-long loan deal at the southern Spanish outfit with a number of fine performances.

After returning in the summer, many might have expected to see more of Suso, but boss Brendan Rodgers restricted his playing time to mere substitute appearances, despite his side’s poor early season form.

The former Spanish Under-21 international isn’t the only player to call his time on the Reds this season as skipper Steven Gerrard is to join for LA Galaxy next summer, the BBC confirmed two weeks ago.

The 34-year-old has been such an influential figure on Merseyside, prompting Suso to liken training with Gerrard to a daily visit to school.

“I admire his professionalism. He trains every day like it's his first day, like he is a young player just starting out. Training with him was like receiving a daily lesson,” he added in Marca.

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