Rodgers prepares new contract for 'impressive' Liverpool teen

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Reds teenager Suso, and revealed he's keen for the youngster to sign a new long-term contract at Anfield.

The 18-year-old is reportedly set to sign the new contract before the weekend, when Liverpool take on Reading at Anfield.

Suso has been one of a handful of Liverpool academy graduates to have successfully made the step up to the first-team, and Reds boss Rodgers has been sufficiently impressed with the Spain youth international to hand him a new deal.

"He will sign a new contract later which shows our commitment to him and shows he is very happy here and feels he has hope, which is important," Rodgers said on

"I have been really impressed. He is a good boy and very keen to learn," Rodgers added. "He is a wonderful technician, he is very bright and a thinking player - which I like."

The teenager joined Liverpool in 2009 from Spanish side Cadiz, but has only broken into the first-team this season under new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

Suso is a playmaker by trade and likes to operate through the middle behind the strikers, but can also play out-wide and has done with success in the early part of this campaign.

Along with 17-year-old Raheem Sterling, 19-year-old Andre Wisdom and 19-year-old Jack Robinson, Suso has transitioned from youth academy prospect to first-team talent, and the Spaniard looks set to get his reward with a bumper new Liverpool deal.

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