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Suárez signs on for more with Liverpool

Published: Tuesday 7 August 2012, 19.41CET
Uruguay forward Luis Suárez has penned a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC after returning to the club following his participation in the London Olympic Games.
Suárez signs on for more with Liverpool
Luis Suárez celebrates the first goal of his hat-trick against Norwich last season ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 7 August 2012, 19.41CET

Suárez signs on for more with Liverpool

Uruguay forward Luis Suárez has penned a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC after returning to the club following his participation in the London Olympic Games.

Liverpool FC have confirmed that striker Luis Suárez has signed a new "long-term" contract with the UEFA Europa League contenders.

The Uruguayan international put pen to paper on Tuesday on his return to the club's training ground following his involvement in the Olympic Games. The Reds have not disclosed when the 25-year-old's improved deal expires.

Suárez told the Liverpool website: "To sign a new contract with Liverpool is unbelievable for me because I am so happy here at both the club and also in the city."

Manager Brendan Rodgers added: "I'm delighted. When you have the opportunity to work with world-class players it's fantastic. There were certainly a few clubs who were interested in him, but over the off-season he and I communicated well and he's committed himself for the long term now."

Suárez, who boasts an impressive international record of 28 goals in 56 outings for La Celeste, has scored 21 times in all competitions for the Reds following his move from AFC Ajax in January 2011. On Thursday, Liverpool host FC Gomel in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Belarus.

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