Troublesome striker in line for bumper deal.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has said the club are set to open negotiations with star striker Luis Suarez in a bid to tie him down with a new extension, talkSPORT reports.
Suarez came back into Brendan Rodgers’ side for the 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday night and impresed throughout. The Uruguayan had missed his side’s previous 10 games after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in a game towards the end of last season.
He came close to leaving the club this summer after apparently misunderstanding a clause in his contract that he believed would allow him to leave for a fee of £40m. Arsenal looked to take advantage of this and lodged a number of enquiries and even submitted a bid of £40,000,001 in order to activate it.
However, the Reds managed to hold onto their man and now look prepped to offer him an extension.
“We genuinely always wanted Luis to be here this season,” Ayre said.
“We wanted him to continue to be here, continue to contribute because he’s such a brilliant player. We’re not a selling club. We’re here to win and move forward and we see Luis as an important part of that.
“At the appropriate time we will have [contract] talks with Luis and his advisers. I’m absolutely certain in the summer or approaching the next summer, we’ll have a conversation with Luis.”