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Do Not Offer Luis Suarez A New Liverpool Deal, Says John Aldridge

Uruguay attacker is currently tied down to Anfield until 2018. 

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Liverpool should not give controversial front man Luis Suarez a new contract at the end of this season says former Reds striker John Aldridge in the Metro.

The mercurial Uruguay international has only just returned to action with the Merseyside giants after serving a ten-game ban having been found guilty by The Football Association of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm in a Premier League match at Anfield in April.

However, already Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has spoken in public about the possibility of sitting down soon and opening talks with Suarez about extending his stay at Anfield beyond the end of his current deal.

Aldridge, though, does not think that his one-time club should offer Suarez a contract extension after the player tried so publicly to force through a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal during the recent summer transfer window.

“Suarez was very keen to leave Liverpool in the summer and I have no doubt that he will look to get away once again,” said Aldridge.

“So why try and get him to commit to the club now, so soon after he did the dirty on them with his bid to join Arsenal?

“Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre may have told the media he would consider a new contract for Suarez in a bid to dampen down any fresh speculation over the future of the striker.

“But if Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League once again, I’m sure Suarez will want to leave and I would advise my old club to get as much money for him as possible and rebuild the team with the new funds.”

Suarez has been with the Reds now since January 2011 after moving to Anfield from Eredivisie giants Ajax on a five-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of £22.8m.

And in the intervening two-and-a-half-year period, the attacker has managed to score an impressive 53 goals in total just 98 matches in all competitions for the Merseyside giants.

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