When asked this week about the club's alleged interest in Suso, Milan Chief Adriano Galliani told reporters:
“We need to strengthen. Suso is out of contract and will tell us if he wants to change his team or stay where he is".
This is tacit confirmation that Milan are interested in Suso, and with the 'top class' youngster soon to be out of contract, he's in a strong position to make the right decision about the future.
The treatment of Suso is disappointing, but it's nothing new. In November 2012, Rodgers substituted him in the 38th minute of LFC's home game with Wigan, which seemed unduly harsh. Subbing players off in the first half of games is always embarrassing, and as I argued at the time, Rodgers cold've just waited a measly 7 minutes until half-time. It's not as if LFC were in danger of losing the game.
£6m-rated Suso - hailed by John Aldridge as 'magnificent', and 'a joy to watch' - clearly has a lot of talent, and with the right coaching/development, he could become a top class player. Alas, Rodgers doesn't seem interested in committing to the attacker's first-team development, and that may ultimately lead to Suso quitting the club.
Suso has stuck it out over the last four years; he's been loyal, and patiently waited for his chance. Well, for the sake of his career, he should (IMO) leave Anfield ASAP. Rodgers clearly doesn't rate him, and the £20m purchase of Lazar Markovic is yet another indirect vote of no-confidence.
As such, why stay? Rodgers is unlikely to suddenly change his approach and start playing Suso regularly, so there's no point hanging around...right?
Author: Jaimie K