JESUS Joaquin Fernandez Saez De La Torre – that’s Suso to you and me – took centre-stage, starring for his country as Spain and Portugal played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in the Under-19 European Championships.
Suso’s highlights (shown below) will leave many Liverpool fans mouth’s watering, with a performance reminiscent of David Silva, floating in from wide areas and dictating play. The Reds starlet put the coup de gras on a fine display towards the end of the match with an outrageous ‘flip-flap’ on his poor Portuguese opponent.
18-year old Suso has been touted as one of the gems in the current crop of Liverpool academy graduates, along with Raheem Sterling and most fans want to see him given a first team opportunity in the near future. If he carries on with performances like this, hopefully Brendan Rodgers will oblige.
For now, the young Spaniard will be hoping to continue his exciting form and take it into the semi-finals of the European tournament where his country will meet France this Thursday. Beyond that lies a possible final encounter against England – with Academy team-mates Conor Coady and Jack Robinson.