Suso has aimed a dig at Brendan Rodgers after completing his long-awaited move to AC Milan from Liverpool, claiming that the Northern Irishman did not show enough “trust” in him.
The Spanish playmaker has been a Reds player since his early teenage years, and played a prominent role alongside Raheem Sterling when the current Reds boss took charge of the Anfield club in 2012.
However, after being shipped out to Almeria on loan last term, the 21-year-old’s opportunities were severely rationed this season, with the bulk of his minutes coming in Capital One Cup action.
And with his deal having been due to expire in the summer a cut-price switch to Milan was sealed over the weekend.
Suso says that he was offered fresh terms to stay on Merseyside, but that the contract presented to him was not appealing, and that Rodgers’ reluctance to show any faith in him had a big impact on his decision:
“My contract was set to expire in June and Liverpool’s offers did not satisfy me, neither economically nor in a sporting sense,” he is quoted by The Mirror.
“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.
“It’s a great [club], with an incredible history, but now it is not at its best.
“My objective? To play as much as possible and to return Milan to the Champions League. It’s where the club should be.”