Liverpool youngster Suso called up to Spain Under-21 squad

After impressing since his summer switch to Anfield - which has also seen him awarded improved terms - the 18-year-old has been handed the chance to face Italy on Tuesday

Liverpool midfielder Suso has been called up to the Spain Under-21 squad to face Italy Under-21s on November 13.

The 18-year-old has impressed in his nine senior appearances for the Anfield outfit since his summer switch, most recently being named man of the match in the 1-0 loss to Anzhi in the Europa League on Thursday.

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The former Cadiz player had previously been called up to the Spain Under-19 squad, but is excited at the opportunity to test his ability at a higher level.

"I'm really excited to be called up to the U21 team for the friendly in Italy," the young Spaniard tweeted.

Suso's displays for Liverpool prompted boss Brendan Rodgers to award the midfielder with improved terms just three months into his career in England.

"At 18, he has demonstrated outstanding technical qualities but also shown very good temperament to play for such a prestigious club." Rodgers told reporters.

Suso will look to continue his fine form when Liverpool make the trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.