Spaniard set for Liverpool contract offer

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Liverpool will reward emerging starlet Suso with a new contract following an impressive first-team breakthrough, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The 18-year-old Spaniard - signed by Rafa Benitez from Cadiz in 2010 - has forced his way into contention since taking his place on the pre-season tour of North America.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers handed Suso his first Premier League start in yesterday's emphatic 5-2 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road, where the youngster turned in another assured performance.

And, with the teenager's contract set to expire next summer, talks over a new Anfield deal are already underway, with the Northern Irishman determined to keep him on Merseyside.

"The contract is something we're looking at," confirmed Rodgers. "Suso makes things happen. He is tactically very good and strong technically with the ball.

"I love that type of player. You saw that when he came on against West Brom for the goal. He took the ball out of a tight space. Talent finds space and he is a real talent.

"He worked the ball well to (Oussama) Assaidi and we got the goal. He knows he still has a lot to learn but he's a good kid."

Suso made his senior debut in the Europa League against Young Boys before impressing again when he came off the bench in the Premier League clash with Manchester United.

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