Liverpool FC forward Luis Suárez has signed a new "long-term" deal with the Premier League club.
The five-time European champions have moved to extend the contract of the Uruguayan international, whose previous terms were due to expire in the summer of 2016, in light of his prolific form this campaign. Suárez, 26, has scored eight goals in his past three top-flight matches, and 17 in 11 appearances overall, since returning in late September from a ten-game ban imposed towards the end of last season.
The former Club Nacional de Football and FC Groningen player, who moved to Merseyside from AFC Ajax in January 2011, told the Liverpool website: "We have some great players and the team is growing and improving all the time. I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and playing at the very highest level with Liverpool. My aim is to help get us there as quickly as possible."
Manager Brendan Rodgers said: "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."
With Arsenal FC not in action until Monday, when they host London rivals Chelsea FC, Rodgers' side will replace the Gunners at the top of the table if they defeat Cardiff City FC tomorrow.
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