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Luis Suarez signs new ‘long-term’ contract at Liverpool

The Uruguayan striker has stated his ‘love’ for the Merseyside club’s fans after penning a new deal.

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LUIS SUAREZ HAS committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new long-term contract, the club confirmed this afternoon.

The 26-year-old claimed to be “proud and delighted” at having sealed a new deal, the full details of which have not been released officially, although it is believed to last until 2018. Suarez’s previous contract had been on terms in the region of £100,000 per week, but it appears the Uruguay forward has now doubled that figure.

The former Ajax man paid tribute to Liverpool’s fans after signing the deal, stating that he has built a special bond with them.

I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term. 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.”

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was also delighted at announcing the news:

“This is fantastic news for everyone associated with the club; the team, the owners and most importantly the supporters.

“Luis is a world-class talent and securing his services is crucial for what we are trying to achieve here. What’s most important and most exciting is that, at just 26 years old, his best years are still ahead of him and we now know we’ll be seeing him reach that potential in a Liverpool shirt.”

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