Suso in 2012
|Full name||Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáez
de la Torre
|Date of birth||19 November 1993|
|Place of birth||Cádiz, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Early years 
Suso joined the youth team at Cádiz CF at the age of 12. He first began to gather attention after a man of the match performance in a pre-season friendly in 2009 at the age of 15. Suso went on to sign for the Liverpool Academy in the summer of 2010 from his hometown club Cadiz, rejecting Barcelona and Real Madrid in the process, saying "I was going to sign for Real Madrid but one day before it the phone rang and Rafael Benitez spoke to me. He convinced me that Liverpool was the club for me and after that I had to change my plans. I was going to come to Liverpool." He was described by Cádiz manager Quique González as "a boy with great quality, a good shot – his vision is great and his passing is outstanding."
Club career 
Suso initially joined the Liverpool Academy on loan until he was old enough to obtain a permit to play for them professionally. On 19 November 2010, he marked his 17th birthday by signing his first professional contract with the Reds. Suso made his first appearance for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 1 August 2010, and he also took part in Jamie Carragher's testimonial match on 4 September 2010. However for competitive fixtures, he was immediately placed in the reserves, foregoing the Academy. In the 2010–11 season, he made the joint-highest number of appearances for the side with 17, and netted three goals as he adapted well to life on Merseyside. He followed this up with five goals in 17 games during the 2011–12 season, and he also made seven appearances in the NextGen Series.
2012–13 season 
Suso was included in the squad for Liverpool's pre-season tour of the USA and Canada in July 2012 by new manager Brendan Rodgers. He linked up with his team-mates just two days after winning the U-19 European Championships with Spain. He appeared in the second half of the friendly match versus Toronto, and impressed greatly with his all-round dangerous play and impressive shooting.
On 20 September 2012, Suso made his senior Liverpool début in a Europa League match against Young Boys, completing the full 90 minutes and earning a rave review from manager Brendan Rodgers. He made his Premier League début 3 days later against Manchester United in a 2–1 defeat at Anfield, replacing the injured Fabio Borini at half time. He performed impressively, completing all his passes despite Liverpool being a man down. He then played in the next game against West Bromwich Albion six days later in the League Cup, coming on with 10 minutes to play and making an immediate impact by helping set up Nuri Şahin's second goal in a 2–1 win. He went on to make his first Premier League start on 29 September in a 5–2 win at Norwich City, where he assisted Luis Suárez's third goal.
On 18 December 2012, Suso was fined £10,000 for a homophobic remark he made to Liverpool team mate Jose Enrique on Twitter. Jose Enrique replied to these charges, saying the remark was 'banter' claiming it was 'just a joke'.
On 25 February 2013, after being shut out of the first team due to the signings of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, Suso put in a performance for the U21's against Manchester United. His performance was not good and he acknowledged that on his twitter account, he tweeted "Sorry about tonight.. I was having some stomach problems during all game but i didn't want to come off of the game... Again sorry!". The game finished 1-0 to United against a very strong Liverpool side that included Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Jonjo Shelvey.
International career 
Club statistics 
- As of 19 May 2013
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
- Spain U19
- "Jesus Fernadez Saez". Liverpool FC.
- "Player Profile: Suso - Liverpool's Spanish flyer". ITV Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Norwich 2-5 Liverpool" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
- "Suso signs new long-term Liverpool deal". Goal.com. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
- "Suso fined £10,000 for homophobic outburst". dailymail.com. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- John Drayton (25 February 2013). "FA to investigate after flares, smoke bombs and pitch invaders mar Liverpool v Man United Under 21 clash". dailymail.com. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- On 9 October 2012, Suso received his first call up to Spain U21 for their game against Italy. "Suso". UEFA.
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