Suso has revealed that he is close to agreeing a new long-term contract with Liverpool after establishing himself in the first team plans of manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 18-year-old has less than one-year to run on his current deal and there were concerns that he would look to seal a return to Spain had he not managed to challenge for a place in the Liverpool side.

Suso is planning on signing a new contract with Liverpool [Reuters]

However, Suso has given an interview to Spanish radio station Onda Cero in which he has admitted that he is coming close to putting pen-to-paper on a new contract.

"The fans can relax. Everything's fine. I hope to sign the contract as soon as possible," said the midfielder who moved to Liverpool from Cadiz in 2009.

Suso was signed by former Liverpool boss, and fellow Spaniard, Rafael Benitez but had struggled to make an impact as first Roy Hodgson took charge, and then Kenny Dalglish.

Now he has been handed the chance to shine under Rodgers, having started Liverpool's last two league games and he is confident the club can push forward under the guidance of the former Swansea manager.

"We have been talking about a [new] contract since the start of the season. We're nearly there: we'll sign soon. I'm happy here, very comfortable," continued Suso. "This is the ideal club for me in every sense. This is like a dream for me."

"Rafa [Benítez] was the one that called me and convinced me to go to Liverpool when I was at Cádiz but soon after he left. The truth is, I thought that might be a problem and that things might get worse.

"But Roy Hodgson came in and he was the opposite of what I feared: he called me up to train with the first team, I travelled with them and was included in the squad at times. It is true that I felt a bit of a change with Kenny Dalglish but in general the departure of Rafa wasn't the problem that I thought it might be.

"Brendan Rodgers is a coach that if you prove to him that you can perform, if you work hard, has no problem in putting young players in the team. I have started three times and things are going well. It's a gift for me. I'm very happy here, very comfortable."