In January 2015, Liverpool allowed Spanish winger Suso to leave the club. Although his contract was cancelled, AC Milan paid the Reds €1.3 million in the end for the player. Since joining the Rossoneri, Suso has become an indispensable part of the team after Liverpool gave away a player they never allowed to fulfil his potential.
There were some bumps along the way and it wasn’t all smooth sailing in Milan. Suso was loaned to Genoa for the second half of the 2015-16 season. Known for developing raw young talent into capable Serie A players, Suso thrived at Genoa playing 19 times, scoring six goals, and tallying two assists.
He returned to Milan invigorated and quickly established himself as a star player for the Rossoneri. In 2016-17, he tallied seven goals and nine assists. A year later, Suso scored six times and set up 10 goals.
This year, Suso has already contributed nine assists. Three of which have set up Gonzalo Higuain goals. He has also added three goals to the club’s cause.
Unfortunately, Suso is a player Liverpool gave up on without giving him a fair chance. He did appear in 14 games for the Reds in 2012-13, but now at the age of 24, he is fulfilling his full potential. The Spaniard would be the perfect replacement for Philippe Coutinho. Yet, Liverpool do not have the luxury of calling on him.
According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, Suso is now valued at £36m. It is a figure far from the one Liverpool received following the cancellation of his contract. Suso was worth a mere £5m and change at the time he joined AC Milan.
Based on the player Suso has become, he would fit right into Liverpool currently. The winger would be a great addition to the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Perhaps one day, the winger will return to Liverpool. He would be an excellent playmaker to have back on the pitch at Anfield.
Did Liverpool make a mistake allow Suso to leave?