Updated: 08/08/2012 18:16 | By pa.press.net

Suarez commits to Liverpool



Luis Suarez has penned a new long-term contract at Anfield

Luis Suarez has penned a new long-term contract at Anfield

Luiz Suarez has ended speculation regarding his future by signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool.

Striker Suarez had been linked with a move to Juventus, with the Italian giants reportedly planning a double swoop on the Barclays Premier League by also poaching Arsenal's Robin van Persie.

But despite occasionally troubled times on Merseyside, the Uruguay international has given new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers a boost ahead of the new season by committing himself to the Reds cause.

Suarez, back in training at Melwood following his recent involvement in Uruguay's failed bid for Olympic gold, has confirmed he could not be more content with life on Merseyside.

"To sign a new contract with Liverpool is unbelievable for me because I am so happy here at both the club and also in the city," Suarez told the club's official website.

"That is important for me and I am very happy with my new contract. When you are a kid, everybody wants to play for Liverpool. I am here now and it is a dream for me, and now I am a Liverpool fan.

"I am happy off the pitch because the people of Liverpool are good with me and my family. I try my best on the pitch and when you are happy off the pitch, you are happy on the pitch.

"I want to say thank you to the fans because they are our 12th player. The supporters of Liverpool are unbelievable. Five or six years ago I watched on TV the stadium and the club, and now I play here and the supporters have helped me. That's very important for me."

Rodgers said: "When you have the opportunity to work with world-class players it's fantastic. There were certainly a few clubs who were interested in him, but over the off-season he and I communicated well and he's committed himself for the long term here now.

"He's really looking forward to playing in this way of working. As a manager and for the supporters, I'm delighted because I know how important he is for them."

21Comments
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Steve Jones, you come across like you are some authority on all things football, he signed his new deal because he loves the club and the fans and we love him,

 

no need for your churlish comments

08/08/2012 18:25
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its good news for liverpool fans ,with suarez committing to the club ,all clubs want to keep their best players ,and he is one of their best ,a dangerous forward ,good move by rodgers who's looking to take the club forward ,so step in the right direction for all  those concerned with liverpool
08/08/2012 18:06
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I love this player and we havent seen the best of him yet.  Well done luis.
08/08/2012 16:18
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No one can deny he is a big talent. His finishing could improve, but you always expect something from him especially in the big games. So saying all that, he does have his problems.
08/08/2012 18:51
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Lets just hope in 5 years time he's still not moaning about the race issue with Evra.
08/08/2012 16:13
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Oh Joy another immature racist!!! Too bad he didn't play ice hockey the CDNS have a way of dealing with ppl like him.
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wasted talent. his disipline lets him down, plus he has signed away his chance of silverware (proper silverware I mean, not the carling cup)

 

08/08/2012 15:06
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 my nane is adhaan sport manchster united  DONT LIKE Suarez way balk boy dind handcuk himEVRA Stll say SOORY YOU WOOD SEE WHAT WOUID HAPPEND TO THAY MANGER THAT MANGER SACKED
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