By Kevin Koczwara
He may only be 18 years old, but Spainish midfielder Suso has already made an impact at LIverpool. Suso has broken into manager Brendan Rodgers’ first team and impressed when given the chance, and the club has awarded him with a new contract today.
“I am really happy. Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world and this is the right place for me,” Suso told Liverpool’s official website.
“I am happy Brendan has shown trust in me. I had no questions about signing a new deal and I am really glad to have done so. I am comfortable here. I have played some games for the first team and I hope to continue doing that, but I need to work hard every day for that to happen.
“This is one of the best days of my life.”
Suso recently revealed that he chose to move to Liverpool instead of Real Madrid in 2010. After two seasons of playing in the reserve team, Suso has broken through with the injury problems and lack of depth in the Liverpool first team. But hasn’t bothered Rodgers one bit because the Spaniard has the technical abilities the manager is looking for in his first team players.
“We are all delighted Suso has committed his long-term future to Liverpool Football Club,” Rodgers told the official website.
“At 18, he has demonstrated outstanding technical qualities but also shown very good temperament to play for such a prestigious club.
“His commitment is very good news for all our young Academy players and the excellent work taken place by the Academy coaches and staff,” Rodgers continued.
Suso joined Liverpool from Cadiz in 2010.