Almeria midfielder Suso has revealed that he asked Liverpool if he could go out on loan to the La Liga outfit.
The 20-year-old made a total of 20 appearances for the Reds last season, including his senior bow in the Europa League, but felt his career would benefit by getting even more game time by a return to his native country.
It is a switch the Cadiz-born player believes will benefit both clubs, particularly if he is able to return to Anfield and establish himself in Brendan Rodgers’ side.
“There was a possibility to come to Almeria and play one year on loan from Liverpool,” Suso told LFC World.
“It was a good chance for me to show everyone I could be a good player and an important player for Liverpool, so I was really happy to come back here.
“I had never played in La Primera and I wanted to try it. Liverpool wanted me to stay and said I didn't have to go on loan, but I know there are a lot of good players there and maybe I wasn't going to start games.
“I am young and the most important thing right now is that I have to play. There was a chance to come here and I was happy, so were the club. They said it was a good chance to show I can play football at a professional level.
“For young players, the option of going on loan somewhere is good for everyone. You have to learn, to improve, and you need to play football
“Every morning I want to learn. I know I'm still very young. The manager here is really good as he likes young players and likes us to play with the ball and, that's the best thing for me.
"My qualities are with the ball. When I have the ball is when I can damage the other team,” explained Suso.