On-loan midfielder Suso has revealed how he's been monitoring Liverpool's progress from afar this season, while keeping in close contact with the manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Suso joined La Liga outfit Almeria on a season-long loan in July 2013 and has flourished for the Andalusian side, racking up 32 appearances so far this campaign.

The Spaniard, who was handed his Liverpool debut by Rodgers against Young Boys in September 2012, took his goal tally for the current season to three on Sunday, hitting a crucial winner against Espanyol.

Back on Merseyside, his teammates have stormed to top of the Barclays Premier League, slipping momentarily on Sunday when Jose Mourinho's Chelsea halted a stunning 11-game winning streak.

Suso has been in conversation with Rodgers and members of his table-topping squad throughout, and as a result, he still feels a connection with what is unfolding at home in Liverpool.

"I speak with Brendan regularly, we are always in contact and I'm also in touch with other people at the club," he told the Daily Mirror.

"For those reasons I still feel part of the club and, when possible, I have watched the majority of their matches this season."

Suso proved a decisive influence on Sunday afternoon when Almeria boss Francisco Rodríguez introduced him to the action as a 55th-minute substitute away at Espanyol.

Almeria had trailed at the interval; however, they were soon level before Suso swept home a wonderful free-kick to earn his team a boost in their bid to maintain La Liga status.

"It was one of the best goals of my career," said Suso. "But not just because it was a free kick, but because it was so important in regards to the situation of this club."