Liverpool starlet Suso has been tipped to hit the heights of success at Anfield by teammate Dani Pacheco.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has recently come to the fore on Merseyside, with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers thrusting the Spaniard into first-team action alongside a handful of other academy graduates.
Suso certainly hasn’t buckled under the pressure of Premier League football, and that’s come as no surprise to Pacheco, who himself is trying to make an impact under the Rodgers regime at Liverpool.
“He hasn't surprised me. I know how well he can play, how he can change games and how confident he is on the ball,” the 21-year-old forward told the Liverpool Echo.
“He can play against Manchester United or any team in the league and there won't be any nerves. He'll get on the ball and play football. He got a chance and he's taken it. He can be as good as he wants to be.
“We don't have to put any pressure on him – we have to let him enjoy his football and keep doing what he's doing. He is still very young, every player needs to improve and every player will get better and better if he keeps playing.”
The teenager’s rise to prominence has been quick this season, making his debut in September against Young Boys in the Europa League, before featuring against Manchester United in the English top flight and West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup.
His impressive performances earned a Premier League start for Liverpool at Norwich City, and has also led to speculation over a potential move away from the club. Real Madrid have been linked.
However, the talented youngster told fans to ‘relax’ over a new contract, admitting Liverpool is an ‘ideal club’ for him to continue his development.
"Liverpool is the ideal club for me. I'll sign a new deal soon and be here for a long time. The fans can relax, it'll be done A.S.A.P," Suso told Spanish radio station COPE.
Once pen is put to paper, Reds fans will be able to relax in the knowledge that they have one of European football’s hottest prospects tied down for the foreseeable future.
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