Liverpool starlet Suso has joined newly promoted Union Deportivo Almeria on a season long loan deal, the club have confirmed.
The 19-year-old, who represented Spain at the Under-20 World Cup this summer, will spend the 2013/14 campaign with the La Liga side in a bid to earn more first team football opportunities.
Suso, along with Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom, was part of a group of young players drafted into the first team squad by Brendan Rodgers at the beginning of last season, impressing in his attacking midfielder role on a number of occasions.
But despite exciting the club's coaching staff and fans alike, the arrival of his compatriots Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, both of whom can take up a number of attacking positions, is likely to see Suso's first team opportunities limited next season. And with Brendan Rodgers promising more arrivals at Anfield this summer, a loan move would appear to be the beneficial solution for all parties.
The Spaniard started four of Liverpool's first six games of last season after making his debut against Young Boys in the Europa League, going on to make an appearance against Manchester United at Anfield before making a further 14 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Suso, who further reinforced his burgeoning reputation with an impressive showing at this summer's Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2010. In one of his last acts as Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez convinced Suso - then of Cadiz CF - to reject the overtures of Real Madrid and make the move to Merseyside.
Suso could be swiftly joined by another promising youngster in leaving the club on loan, with starlet Krisztian Adorjan expected to join Dutch outfit Groningen.
Another to be held in high regard by the Liverpool back room team, the Hungarian has been allowed to spent time in Holland this past week, with a deal expected to be finalised imminently.