Liverpool made the wise move and instead of cashing in for in-form Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, they have decided to extend his contract.
Luisito — as he’s known in his native Uruguay — has been on deadly form since returning to the pitch and he has cemented his place as Liverpool’s top scorer and bigger attacking threat, forming a spectacular duo with Daniel Sturridge and being the leader offensively of a team that seems ready to fight for a Premier League title this season.
Reports from the British press indicated in recent days that there were talks regarding a possible extension, but the move has only been made official today. The details of the new deal hasn’t been revealed, but with an extension already signed, all the rumors that placed Suarez away from Anfield Road — he was a reported target for teams like Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain — can be discarded completely.
The former Ajax star said to be delighted to have signed a new deal as he feels he’s a completely new player and he feels appreciated by both the fans and the team.
“I’m thrilled after signing this new deal because it’s a great step to secure the future of my family. I wanted to stay here despite all the rumors that took place in the summer because I always felt the team was ready to compete for titles and now that we’re battling near the top of the standings, I wouldn’t like to leave,” he told the team’s official website.
Suarez has been on top form this season and has already scored 17 goals in only 12 contests for The Reds. It’s safe to say that his goal total will only increase and now that all the rumors will be discarded, he can concentrate on what he can do on the pitch.
That’s a scary thought for the rest of the soccer world.