Luis Suarez is not looking to leave Liverpool in the summer.
The controversial Uruguay international has enjoyed a sensational season for the Reds, having scored 22 goals in 32 Premier League appearances. Despite this healthy return, the Anfield club have once more failed to maintain any sort of challenge for a top-four finish.
With no UEFA Champions League football on the agenda next season, it has been widely suggested that Suarez, despite being under contract until 2017, could quit the Merseyside club when the window reopens. And as well as reported interest from Manchester City, the 25-year-old has plenty of overseas admirers including, we are led to believe, Juventus and Real Madrid.
However, the former Ajax man has moved to quell all speculation over his future, by insisting that he will definitely be at Liverpool when the 2013-14 campaign begins in August.
“I’ll be here next season, yes. Not only am I playing for Liverpool, I am playing in one of the best leagues in the world,” he said in the Sunday Times. “I am very happy (at Liverpool) and I want to see out my contract, though in football you never know quite what’s ahead. A club can decide they don’t want you, even though you want to stay. In football things never turn out the way you plan.”
This will no doubt come as a huge boost for Brendan Rodgers, who has always maintained that the club will not be under any pressure to sell their talisman in the summer. The former Swansea City coach is looking to build his side around Suarez, and has already made some promising signings in Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, both of whom have made a big impression since January.