Liverpool youngster Suso has revealed he wishes to stay at Anfield and does not want to leave under the Bosman ruling when his deal expires at the end of this season.
The Spanish teenager was brought to the club in 2009 by ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez. The winger admits he feared for his chances at the club following Benitez’s exit in the summer of 2010.
“Rafa was the one that called me and convinced me to go to Liverpool when I was at Cádiz but soon after he left. The truth is, I thought that might be a problem and that things might get worse,” he said.
Three bosses later, Suso has finally progressed to finding a role in the first team under Brendan Rodgers, who has fielded the talented youngster three times in the Premier League so far this season.
The Spaniard appears to be enjoying life under Rodgers, and is happy at Liverpool.
“Brendan Rodgers is a coach that if you prove to him that you can perform, if you work hard, he has no problem in putting young players in the team. I have started three times and things are going well.
“I’m happy here, very comfortable. This is the ideal club for me in every sense. This is like a dream for me.
“We have been talking about a contract since the start of the season. We’re nearly there – we’ll sign soon” he added.
The Liverpool manager clearly rates Suso highly, and admits he rejected offers for the winger over the summer.
“We did have a couple of offers for Suso in the summer, but I always said I didn’t want him to go.
“He’s in the last year of his contract, and it’s something we will look at,” said Rodgers.