Luis Suarez has signed a record-breaking new contract, committing his long-term future to Liverpool.
The Uruguayan has been in excellent form since returning from suspension earlier this season, and the club has moved swiftly to reward Suarez for his run of fine performances. The club will also hope that the new deal will put off any potential suitors for the forward’s services.
Suarez is set to become the highest paid player in the club’s history, with the new deal believed to be worth around £200k per week.
An announcement on the official club website made no reference to either the length of the deal or whether any sort of exit clause is included – the second a pertinent question considering some of the claims made by the player and his representatives over the summer.
Suarez seemed set on leaving Liverpool during the last transfer window, but there was no sign of such feelings as he spoke to the club’s media team on penning his new deal.
“I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,” he said.
“We have some great players and the team is growing and improving all the time. I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and playing at the very highest level with Liverpool. My aim is to help get us there as quickly as possible.
“Without doubt the backing I have received from the Liverpool fans has influenced my decision. I am so proud to represent them and go out to do my best for them every time I pull on the shirt.
“We have a special relationship; they have love for me and in return I love them back. I will always do my best for them and hopefully we can achieve success together.”