In what is irrefutable proof that Luis Suarez reads my articles on Rant Sports, the Uruguayan has today put pen to paper on a new, long-term Liverpool contract. Having been linked with a host of top European sides since his explosive arrival on the Premier League scene, Suarez has decided that he is to remain loyal to the club that stuck by him through thick and thin.
Upon signing the contract, Suarez paid tribute to the Liverpool fans, saying:
“I want to say thank-you to the fans because they are our 12th player. The supporters of Liverpool are unbelievable.”
Breaking with recent footballing tradition, Suarez has turned down the easy route out of his current troubles in opting to stick with The Reds. With offers reported to have come in from Spain and Italy, a transfer abroad would have been a quick escape from the boo-boys which will undoubtedly continue to follow the Uruguayan to every away game for the remainder of his time in England.
I can’t help but wonder if his feelings would be this way had Kenny Dalglish not stood by his man during his troubles last season. It is rumoured that Kenny’s defence of Suarez was a major factor in FSG’s decision to let him go at the end of last season, but surely those at the top at Anfield must be beginning to come round to Kenny’s way of thinking.
The Uruguayan’s current manager, Brendan Rodgers, has also expressed his joy at the new contract, exclaiming:
“As a manager and for the supporters, I’m delighted because I know how important he is for them.”
Having taken the first step on the road to achieving legendary status at Anfield, Suarez must now set about delighting the crowd on the field in much the same way as he has delighted them off of it.