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Luis Suarez signs new contract
, Tue 07/08/12 at 18:45
Luis Suarez has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The Uruguay forward committed his future to the Reds by putting pen to paper on the deal on Tuesday afternoon after returning to Melwood following the Olympics earlier this week.
Moments after signing the deal, Suarez told Liverpoolfc.com: "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.
"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."
Suarez has established himself as a Kop favourite at Anfield since his transfer from Ajax in January 2011.
The No.7 has scored 21 goals and created countless assists for his teammates in 52 appearances for Liverpool.
Manager Brendan Rodgers added: "I'm delighted. 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."
Stay tuned to Liverpoolfc.com throughout the night for more exclusive reaction to the deal from Suarez and Rodgers.
Tue 07/08/12 at 19:16
Best news of the pre season!
Tue 07/08/12 at 19:50
Do we now if it is an extended contract or just more dough? Either way it's good news but I hope we've tied him up for a few years.
Tue 07/08/12 at 19:58
Tue 07/08/12 at 20:00
Great news hopefully he hasn't got release clauses in and all the other bollocks. Doubt we would go down that road though.
Tue 07/08/12 at 20:02
What pissed me off was how blatant the speculation about Juve was. Whilst trying to get RVP they were offering him the chance to play with Suarez that is low. Anyways we have done our best bit of business of the season, now the centre halves of Skrtel and Agger, and we can start work on the future.
Tue 07/08/12 at 20:12
I think it's just extra cash.
Tue 07/08/12 at 20:14
Does that mean we will have to go through this every transfer window?
Tue 07/08/12 at 21:10
Wed 08/08/12 at 23:34
Urm is this good news? Irrelevant in my opinion! Ok saurez is not leaving this season but never thought he would. Just means more money for him. Not bad but not really good news in terms of anything other than him staying another year.
Thu 09/08/12 at 22:51
It is good news that the club acted swiftly to ensure he remained at the club. Whether you thought so or not, there were plenty of clubs hovering ready to pounce at the first sign of Luis's availability.
Hardly irrelevant that the club have secured the services of arguably their best player.
Fri 10/08/12 at 03:26
exactly, no matter how much we love him and he the club, there are champions league clubs hovering. If we're out of it for a few more years other clubs are just going to look more and more enticing
Fri 10/08/12 at 22:36
How havewe tied him down? The contracts are irrelevant! Unless we refuse to sell and we all know 9 times out of 10 if they want out they go. So yeah it's good he's staying this year but I didnt expect him to leave new deal or not. My point is the contracts don't actually mean anything unless your prepared to hold the player to it and in my experience the club rarely does. It doesn't really change much but it does increase the players value.
Sat 11/08/12 at 06:54
Quote from: Nicho on Tue 07/08/12 at 19:50
Do we now if it is an extended contract or just more dough?
Long term contract and a £65k/week bump to £100k. Dude started at £35k.
Ian The Red
Sat 11/08/12 at 10:59
He was on fire the other night! Made up we've got him tied down to a long term deal
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