July 22, 2012 by backofthenetjl
My Latest Scout Report is on Liverpool’s rising star Suso Fernandez.
I have been a fan of Suso for quite a bit now, I was really impressed with his ability when he first caught my eye, when playing for Liverpool reserves against Man United. At the time, I wasn’t too familiar with the player but I have now been monitoring his progress and have been surprised with how quickly he has developed.
He arrived in England in 2010, after spending 6 years in the academy at Local side Cadiz CF, he turned down a tempting offer from his boyhood club Real Madrid, and signed for Liverpool. Because he was so young, when Suso moved to Merseyside, it was initially on loan, as he was yet to secure a work permit in England. However in November, as Suso turned 17, he penned a professional contract with the Anfield Club.
Although, he is yet to have made a competitive appearance for the Reds, he is climbing his way up into the first team though, and was handed his debut for the first team in the recent friendly match against Toronto FC. Suso was among a host of young stars, who are battling to force their way into the first team picture and certainly made a big impression.
Suso is also coming through the ranks at International Level aswell, he has progressed from U-17’s through to U-19’s and I expect him to earn a cap for the U-21 side anytime soon. He was cemented his place in the Spanish U-19 starting lineup and was a regular throughout the recent European championships, starting every game. He has made 7 appearances for the U-17’s, scoring 5 times. He failed to strike at U-18 level, but was capped twice. U-19’s was when he really made his mark, he has featured 9 times for La Roja’s young side, netting the 1 goal and playing an intergal part in the European Championship success.
I really do rate Suso very highly, I am backing him to force his way into Brendan Roger’s squad, if not I expect him to go on loan and gain some valuable experience, to ensure his is ready when he is called upon. Predominantly, a left-winger, Suso has been transformed into a right-side midfield player, he drifts into central positions, cuts inside on his cultured left-foot and always searches for that killer pass.
The 18-year-old is a very exciting winger, blessed with a creative spark, flawless ability and blistering pace, he was good vision and can fire away some shots from distance. I believe he will adapt to Roger’s philosophy very well, he is only slight in build but is a complete and utter magician, Suso is a very talented player and definitely one to watch over the next few years.
Suso’s Stats vs Toronto (Via @AnfieldIndex):
Pass Accuracy: 86%
Passes Completed: 31/36
Shots on Target: 2
Passing – Suso’s passing is very accurate and he always finds the right pass: 8/10
Vision – His vision is outstanding, he can pick out some delightful passes: 9/10
Dribbling – His dribbling is good, his feet are quick and he can pull off some silky tricks. 8/10
Weak Foot – He needs to work on his weak foot as he is slightly one-footed: 6/10
Shooting – His shooting is excellent with his left, especially when curling the ball. 9/10
Defending – He does need to work on his tracking back and tackling but there is plenty of time for him to work on it: 7/10
Potential – Suso has very high potential and a promising future ahead of him: 9/10
Value: £10 Million
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