Luis Suarez Signs New Long-Term Contract With Liverpool Through 2018

Luis Suarez has signed a new long term contract with Liverpool Football Club, which will fend off the big clubs in the January transfer window and will give Liverpool a lot of bargaining power in the summer or future transfer windows if the Uruguayan striker is ever to leave the club.

Under the terms of the deal, Suarez’s contract has been extended to 2018. For the remainder of the 2013/14 season, Suarez will earn £160,000 per week. Beginning with the 2014/15 season, Suarez will earn £200,000 per week.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was ecstatic regarding the news:

“This is fantastic news for everyone associated with the club; the team, the owners and most importantly the supporters.

“Luis is a world-class talent and securing his services is crucial for what we are trying to achieve here.

“What’s most important and most exciting is that, at just 26 years old, his best years are still ahead of him and we now know we’ll be seeing him reach that potential in a Liverpool shirt.”

Suarez joined the club in January 2011 and is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in world football. This season alone, Suarez has scored 17 goals in 11 Barclays Premier League starts.

Suarez is pleased with the announcement:

“I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term.”

12 thoughts on “Luis Suarez Signs New Long-Term Contract With Liverpool Through 2018”

  1. No Champions League…he’s gone, if RM cough up 80 mil…he’s gone. I hope he stays but contracts today aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

    1. How exactly can Real Madrid afford another 80 million transfer?

      I want Suarez to stay at Liverpool and not have anymore nutty moments. He can lead The Reds to great things.

      1. By unloading Modric, Alonso, Benzema and/or DiMaria. When have RM ever not found money to buy players? Ozil went for 40 odd mil on his own.

  2. This deal is more about making sure he stays till the end of the season and then in the summer if he is sold it will be for maximum money because of the length of the contract. Remember the same thing happened with Bale after he signed a 4 year contract he was gone the following year.

    Still good news for the Reds as it keeps him past January to allow the club to try and get into the Champions League. And if they do he’ll want to stay longer. Win-win for Liverpool.

  3. It’s a good deal for Liverpool. I’m sure they’ve driven his wages into the realm where only the richest clubs in the world could even think about a transfer for him. Plus, if he does leave, you control the player and can get a larger fee for him (although this power is probably overstated since the player can just demand to leave and stop playing).

    Still…..good move. It’s almost always been business to pay the excellent players you have than to go into the transfer market and pay for players that you HOPE will be excellent.

  4. From an Arsenal fan, congrats to him and Liverpool. His is great for the EPL and I would hate to see him go. Ok, so some of his antics are questionable, but they can be overlooked with his skill, poise, excitement and his passion. Our loss Gunner fans, but will still get our man.

  5. Good deal for Liverpool but this contract doesn’t mean he will stay long term….it only means if he moves Liverpool will receive a huge fee for him.
    Lots of players have signed deals and left soon after like Thierry Henry and others. Suarez also signed a deal in 2012 and wanted out this past summer.
    We need him to stay in the league but I fear as soon as Real or Barca come knocking he will leave.

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