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Kenny Dalglish is already starting to make his mark at Liverpool by lending a hand to some Academy youngsters.

King Kenny wasted no time in getting down to visit the Reds' starlets at their base and has since given a select couple the opportunity to train with the first team.

One of whom is 17-year-old Spaniard, whose name has been on the tip of the tongues of many a Liverpool supporters in recent months after he scored a 25-yard scorcher on his reserve team debut.

The emergence of the highly-rated youngster has caught the attention of the media and Liverpool supporters alike, with his eye for goal drawing comparisons to compatriot and Anfield hero Fernando Torres.



 

His displays for the second string - as well as the youth team - haven't gone unnoticed by Dalglish either, and the new Liverpool boss wasted no time in drafting Suso into the first-team squad.

"After that meeting [at the training base] he [Dalglish] decided to take Conor Coady and Suso up to Melwood with him to train with the first-team," Academy director Frank McParland told the official Liverpool website.

"He took me and the two boys down to Melwood in his car which was obviously a great moment for them. I watched them train with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Joe Cole and Fabio Aurelio - all the players who weren't involved against Everton.

"They both did very well and were a credit to the Academy. I have to say that just watching Gerrard in training was special. Conor and Suso came off the pitch and said that for a 20 minute spell the skipper was unplayable. I was watching and I had to agree with them!

"The two lads will now spend the rest of the week there and it is very possible they will go to the game with Wolves and stay at the hotel."

Liverpool had to fight off interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign Suso and he is being backed to make a big impact at Anfield in the future.

He has received praise from all quarters, not least of all from Liverpool reserve team boss John McMahon who has kept a keen eye on him ever since his emergence last year.

"Suso is a class act, there's no doubt about it," McMahon told the official Liverpool website. "He is a very clever player in the mould of Dani Pacheco and he is very exciting to watch.

"We need to give him the ball and get him in the game because he can score goals as well as create them. He's a joy to watch."

 

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