Before stating glorifying the pros and cons of Suso’ performances at Almeria this season, let me tell you Almeria are at the bottom third of the La liga, that makes you sense how difficult has the task been for the Liverpool loanee to make a comeback for the Anfield giants next season.
When Suso joined Almeria earlier this season, no eyebrows were raised, rather he was the only person that vowed to come back stronger than ever and certainly, he could put a selection headache for Brendon Rodgers next season if his form continued like this till next summer.
On 19 November 2010, he marked his 17th birthday by signing his first professional contract with the Reds by rejecting offers from the likes of Barca and Real Madrid, thus raising the stakes for him to prove in England. But as the case with so many youngsters, failed to make a mark in his first season. However, second season proved to be good enough for him in which he assisted 5 goals, before being loaned to Almeria earlier this season.
Suso has produced 5 and scored 1 this season, with only Nemar, Koke ,Fabregas, Cani above him, and with the support available to the later four, it would be un-just not to praise a man, who was fighting for his place before this season.
In a statistical point of view, has created more than 30% goals, which is an honor in itself for the U19 European champion. Talking to talksport.com earlier this season, he vowed to come back at Anfield which is a relief for most of the reds faithful.
Suso has made some impressive contributions at crunch times, including an assist agiants Almeria’s 1-0 win against Levante, he can be the next Coutinho for Liverpool if and when he makes a comeback. There are only six players this season in La Liga whom had completed more dribbles then Suso, marking the Red loanee a hot prospect in La liga.
Suso has played at four different positions for Almeria, RM, attacking right winger, attacking left and Centre forward. That tells you itself the versatility that the player offers to the manager, and assures you he is more of a team person, that Liverpool lacked this season in the absence of Coutinho.
According to the statistical giants WHOSCORED.com, dribbling has been one of his strengths, with keeping the ball his weakness, however at just 20 years of age, this is a prospect which he is surely going to improve in the coming years.
"I think his best position is that number 10 role and we'll nurture that over the next couple of years," said the Liverpool boss last season. And with Suso’s outstanding performances this season, anyone could see him in the red shirt come start of next season.
Writer: Amir Bashir follow him on Twitter.