Latest Transfer Update at 23-03-2012
Luis Suarez: Still contracted until 2016
LIVERPOOL PLAN LUIS SUAREZ TALKS
Liverpool managing director Iain Ayre has intimated that talks will be held with striker Luis Suarez over a new deal this summer.
The Uruguayan signed a five-and-a-half year deal on his arrival at Anfield in January 2011 but they are keen to extend that despite a troubled season.
Suarez was banned for eight games earlier in the year after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
He was linked with a number of clubs across Europe in the aftermath, but Liverpool are keen to stave off any interest from elsewhere.
"Listen, he's got a contract until 2016, he has said he wants to stay. I am sure Damien will be speaking to his agent," said Ayre.
"Who wouldn't want Luis Suarez? He is absolutely fantastic. He is such a popular member of our team.
"But they are the things we talk about behind closed doors, and we will further that discussion when it is right and proper.
"Luis is a vital and important part of our set-up, and long may that continue."