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Liverpool starlet Suso wanted by Porto

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Liverpool starlet Suso could be on his way out of Anfield after Porto were linked with a move for the Spanish youngster.

The playmaker spent last season on loan at Almeria in La Liga and, according to talkSPORT, has attracted interest from the Portuguese giants.

Reports suggest members of the Porto hierarchy have already sounded out the player's representatives over a possible switch to the Primeira Liga.

Having joined Liverpool in 2010, Suso impressed for the club's academy before making his competitive debut in September 2012.

The youngster went on to make a total of 20 appearances in league and cup for Brendan Rodgers' side, including a Premier League debut against rivals Manchester United.

The arrivals of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho limited his playing time and Rodgers decided to loan him out last season.

Almeria was the destination for Suso, and he helped the newly promoted side avoid relegation - finishing 17th, just one point above the drop zone.

Suso was a regular for Francisco Rodriguez' side, making 33 La Liga appearances and scoring three times in the process.

His stay in southern Spain ended in personal disappointment as he was sent off in his final appearance for the club.

The red card meant he would sit out Almeria's final two games of the season, but the club secured four points without him - enough to secure La Liga status for next season.

Now, Lopetegui wants to be reunited with the tricky attacker having previously coached him at youth level with the Spanish national side.

The pair enjoyed success at the 2012 European Under 19's Championship, where Suso was part of the squad, managed by Lopetegui, that claimed a ninth title thanks to a 1-0 win over Greece in the final.

Suso started every game at the tournament, showing just how much faith Lopetegui has in his ability.

Having taken the reigns at Porto earlier this summer, Lopetegui is keen to strengthen his squad and it comes as no surprise that he's been linked with a young Spanish talent.

Prior to taking the job at the Estadio do Dragao he'd spent the majority of his coaching career with Spain's youth sides, having previously been in charge of Real Madrid Castilla.

With Liverpool having qualified for next season's Champions League, Rodgers may need a larger squad than the one which finished second in the Premier League last season, but it's not yet known if Suso will be part of that.

The arrival of Southampton striker Rickie Lambert for £4m, and reports suggesting Adam Lallana remains a key target at Anfield, could limit Suso's first team chances next season and he may be allowed to make a permanent switch.

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