Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Suarez happy with Anfield progress

Luis Suarez recently signed a new contract at Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is happy to have contributed significantly to the progress made under manager Brendan Rodgers this season.

The Uruguay international has scored 29 times and is the top flight's leading scorer with 22. Suarez's form has regularly seen him linked with clubs who can offer him Champions League football but the 26-year-old has constantly stressed he is happy at Anfield, having only signed an improved contract less than 12 months ago.

"I'm having a nice time because the club is growing and I feel I'm helping personally," said Suarez, who is back in Uruguay preparing for crucial World Cup qualifiers at home to Paraguay on Friday and in Chile on Tuesday. "I do not know if I'm in the best form but I feel like it's my fate to score and I have to take advantage."

While Suarez has once again been insisting he is content at Anfield, team-mate Jose Reina has been doing the same.

The Spain goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move away this summer with former club Barcelona seemingly top of the list as they are on the look-out for a long-term replacement for Victor Valdes.

Reina, who could make a rare start for Spain in their World Cup qualifiers because of injury to Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, has dismissed the speculation.

"I believe that is conjecture. It's not in my hands and the rumour mill is part of this," he told Spanish newspaper AS.

"It's a great club (Barcelona) but I'm happy at Liverpool."

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