Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirms Suso is close to signing new contract

Suso: Close to signing improved deal with Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed teenager Suso is on the verge of signing a new, improved contract with the club.

The 18-year-old Spanish midfielder has broken into the first team this season and is expected to complete the deal soon.

"He will sign a new contract later which shows our commitment to him and shows he is very happy here and feels he has hope, which is important," said Rodgers.

Suso has impressed during his five games for Liverpool this season, although he is yet to score his first goal for the club.

The Spain Under-19 international made his first-team debut in September's Europa League victory over Young Boys and made his first Premier League start nine days later.

With surgery on a fractured foot ruling out forward Fabio Borini for up to three months Suso is expected to get more first-team opportunities.

"I have been really impressed. He is a good boy and very keen to learn," Rodgers added.

"He is a wonderful technician, he's very bright and a thinking player - which I like.

"He needs to add goals to his game but obviously when you are a young player coming into the team you are really just trying to settle in.

"But for him he is very creative and he works very hard. He's done very well; there is a long way to go but he's shown excellent promise."