Category: Italian

Bring him back: Liverpool must re-sign creative ace who has shone since leaving Anfield

Towards the end of Suso’s career at Liverpool, there was a sense that the attacking midfielder would not fulfil his potential at Anfield.

The Spaniard’s name was regularly mentioned in the background as being a star of the future, but the Reds never managed to witness his talent at an elite level.

After failing to gain regular minutes in the first team, Suso decided to seek pastures new and ended up signing for AC Milan in 2015.

It took time for the midfielder to find his feet at the San Siro, but in recent seasons he has become an established figure in the team.

For example, in the current campaign Suso has played every minute of Milan’s 10 Serie A matches so far, and in that time he has scored seven goals and created four assists.

In all competitions, the attack-minded star, who has been playing on the wing but can be positioned as a number 10, has been heavily involved.

Suso regularly tries to make things happen in the final third, and as well for going for glory himself, he has also provided some pin-point passes for his teammates.

Liverpool are not short of attacking talent but they have lacked a creative spark this season, which has made Philippe Coutinho’s January departure more noticeable.

Suso was not good enough to cut it at the top level while he was at Anfield, but his spell in Milan has vastly improved his ability.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has much more strength in depth than he had last season, therefore Suso would have to jostle for a spot in the team.

However, having him back in their ranks would make the Reds even more of a threat than they already are.

Sarri would work wonders with him: 80% of Chelsea fans polled want swoop for 19-goal star

Maurizio Sarri has implemented a new attacking philosophy at Chelsea following his appointment as Antonio Conte’s successor.

The likes of Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley have thrived under the new manager, but there could be some new additions to the team.

According to a recent report from Tuttomercatoweb, Chelsea have already started the motions of trying to sign AC Milan attacker Suso.

The Spaniard has been a standout member of the Italian team this season as he has made seven assists and scored four goals in 10 Serie A appearances.

Suso has played every minute of the club’s league action so far, which has seemingly attracted interest from elsewhere.

Premier League viewers will already be aware of Suso’s talent given that he used to play at Liverpool.

The 24-year-old development his game at Anfield between 2010 and 2015 in the club’s youth ranks.

He was unable to earn a regular starting spot, though, which led him to seek pastures new in Italy.

Since then the attacker has made 107 appearances, scoring 19 goals and racking up 33 assists.

We asked you if he would be the perfect addition to Sarri’s team, and a large majority believe that Suso would slot in.

24-year-old star would fit perfectly into Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea system if he signed – agree?

Maurizio Sarri has made an instant impact at Chelsea following his appointment as Antonio Conte’s successor.

The Italian coach has implemented a more attacking style of play at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s main strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are failing to perform well consistently, but due to the change in tactics, the Blues are not suffering as goals are coming from elsewhere.

Sarri has plenty of attacking options – including Eden Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley – in wide areas and midfield.

It seems, though, that he wants additional flair as reports from Tuttomercatoweb claim that the club have already made steps to sign AC Milan midfielder Suso.

The Spaniard failed to establish himself in Liverpool’s first team during his time at the club, but since moving to the San Siro in 2015 he has gone from strength to strength.

This season, Suso has scored three goals and created seven assists for the Italian outfit, and it appears that he is attracting interest from the Premier League.

Sarri has a certain way of playing, but is there room for the 24-year-old?

Let us know by voting below.

'Closest player to Coutinho right now' … These Liverpool fans debate move for seven-assist king

Liverpool’s attacking stars have taken time to click this season, but manager Jurgen Klopp will not be too concerned given that the club remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

Against Champions League opponents Red Star Belgrade and then on Saturday for the visit of Cardiff City, the Merseyside outfit showed glimpses of the flair that earned them many plaudits last season.

One thing that is different in the 2018-19 campaign is the strength and depth that the squad now has.

On Twitter, @empireofthekop suggested that the club should try to re-sign Suso from AC Milan in order to bolster their attacking options even further.

The Spaniard spent five years at Anfield but after failing to earn regular game time, he decided to leave for the San Siro in 2015.

Suso has become a key member of the Serie A side, and this season he has scored three goals and created seven assists in 11 outings in all competitions.

On Sunday, the 24-year-old secured a goal and assist in Milan’s 3-2 victory over Sampdoria, which sparked a discussion among Liverpool fans on Twitter.

Some believe that he would fill the hole left behind by Philippe Coutinho, while others are not interested in a potential return.

'Get him out' … These Chelsea fans don't think £31.5m ace will ever make it under Sarri

So much promise surrounded Tiemoue Bakayoko when he joined Chelsea from Monaco last year.

However, the midfielder eventually slipped down the pecking order and it became swiftly clear that he would not be a key member of the Maurizio Sarri era this season.

The 24-year-old joined AC Milan on a year-long loan deal in the summer but he has struggled for regular minutes.

In total, Bakayoko has made five Serie A appearances and is yet to be named in the starting XI.

In fact, the midfielder has only played 88 minutes of league action since moving to the San Siro.

According to Milanista NonEvoluto, Bakayoko could end up joining French outfit Marseille when the January transfer window opens.

It is unclear if it would be a permanent deal or another loan arrangement, but it seems that plenty of Chelsea fans would be content to see him finalise a move away from Stamford Bridge.