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Liverpool have moved quickly to end all uncertainty surrounding their star striker's future as the Reds announced that Luis Suarez had signed a new long-term deal with the club. The Uruguayan still had four full years left in his previous deal but he has been continually linked with an exit from Anfield, with Juventus huge admirers of the hitman. The striker's involvement in the racism row with Patrice Evra had also fuelled speculation but Liverpool were never likely to offload the man they splashed Â£22m for 18 months ago.
Brendan Rodgers might be less than enamoured with fellow striker Andy Carroll Brendan Rodgers has always maintained that the 25 year old is central to his plans at Liverpool and the new contract emphasizes that sentiment. The manager said this to the club's website: â€œ"There were certainly a few clubs who were interested in him but over the off-season he and I communicated well Â - and he's committed himself for the long term here now.â€Suarez was brought in to fill the sizable void left by Fernando Torres and he has achieved that to a great extent, rising to become the team's most potent threat. His finishing skills might still be open for debate though, as he his strike rate definitely needs improvement.
After netting 21 goals during his short stint in England, Suarez was hungry for more as he added: â€œTo 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.â€
Juventus will now have to look elsewhere once again as the Italian Champions face defeat in yet another striker chase. They had targeted Suarez after giving up on Robin van Persie, but with the former Ajax man also becoming unavailable, Juve are left with Edin Dzeko as the only realistic target.
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