Suso left Anfield in acrimonious circumstances in 2014 but Liverpool fans might want him back after the midfielder scored a glorious hat-trick for Genoa on Saturday.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Reds in 2010 but left for AC Milan last year after making just 21 appearances, stole the show in Genoa’s 4-0 win over Frosinone.
Suso was loaned out to Genoa and the Spaniard teased Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic with three stunning goals. Scroll down the page to watch Suso’s hat-trick.
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He even equalled a record set by Luis Suarez, but not the Uruguayan forward currently wreaking havoc for Barcelona.
Still, the Luis Suarez who won the 1960 Ballon d’Or is fine company for Suso to be keeping.
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Watch Suso's hat-trick
Per Infostrada Sports, Suso is now the second Spanish player to score a hat-trick in Serie A after Suarez scored one for Inter Milan against, coincidentally, Genoa, in 1963.
The midfielder was certainly at risk of seeing his name fall from the face of the football world - he had scored one goal in his previous 13 games before Saturday’s display - but he has given himself something to build on after showing Milan what he has to offer.
The left-footed player hit out at Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers after being offered a contract from the Merseyside club that didn’t meet his demands.
Suso was quoted by the Mirror as telling Spanish publication Marca: “My contract was set to expire in June and Liverpool's offers did not satisfy me, neither economically nor in a sporting sense.
“I arrived very much as a boy and I have learned a lot. I have grown, but I have not noticed a lot of trust in me.
"I wanted a change of scenery. And Milan offers me everything that I needed.”
Suso learned from Gerrard
Suso’s five-year stay at Anfield wasn’t entirely worthless, though.
The midfielder got a first-hand look at Steven Gerrard’s preparation and was impressed with what he saw from the Liverpool legend.
He continued: “What did I learn from Steven Gerrard? His professionalism.
“With the level he has shown, all that he has won and the admiration that he has generated and still generates in his city, in his country and all around the world.
“Steven trains each day as if it were his first, as if he was a youth player. It was a daily lesson.”
Liverpool have since lost Gerrard’s dressing-room influence and the Reds are lacking in inspirational figures following the departure of Luis Suarez in 2014.
Still, Jurgen Klopp is building a young, exciting team - with Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino its main pieces - and it certainly looks like a side that a matured Suso would fit in.
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