Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

"Happy" Suarez committed to Liverpool

Luis Suarez has re-affirmed his commitment to Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has insisted he is committed to staying at Anfield for years to come.

Speculation has circulated linking the Uruguayan with a big-money move to Manchester City, who have distanced themselves from the rumours, while Reds manager Brendan Rodgers dismissed the prospect.

And Suarez, who had four years remaining on his contract when he signed up to improved terms in the summer, told Liverpoolfc.com: "I have a very long contract here and it's a dream come true to be playing at a club like Liverpool because, as I've said, as a boy I dreamt of playing for a team like this."

He added: "Now I'm here it's all about enjoying myself and trying to be here for as many years as I can, because I'm at a club where I'm very happy, my family is happy, I've got fantastic team-mates and a manager from whom I'm learning so much.

"As a player, it's vital to have the backing of your manager and so I think that the confidence Brendan is showing in myself and the team as a whole is very important and it's down to us to repay that trust out there on the pitch.

"Let's hope we can keep improving. I'm working well and I'm very happy at a club where I've always wanted to be. At a club to whom I'm very grateful for the trust everyone is showing in me, a club with amazing supporters and team-mates who are all great people.

"The other important thing is that the squad is very united. In spite of not getting the results we would have liked, we have a great spirit of togetherness and let's hope we can continue to pick up points."

Rodgers said at his press conference on Thursday that Suarez's best form is still to come and the manager is confident it will be witnessed with Liverpool as he seeks to build his team around the striker.

"He is not for sale. There will be no bidding war. He's staying here," Rodgers said.

"I don't have that fear (his head will be turned) with Luis. He has already shown in the summer his commitment to the club, he's signed a new deal. I think you've seen up until this point he's in a great moment in his footballing life here at Liverpool; he is scoring goals and working well and he's very happy here."

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