8 Aug 2012

Suarez staying at Anfield

8:04 am on 8 August 2012

Luis Suarez has agreed a new long-term contract with with English football club Liverpool.

The 25-year-old Uruguayan had four years left on the five-and-a-half-year deal he signed when he moved from Ajax in january 2011.

But the Anfield side were keen to tie up the striker's future with other clubs showing interest in him.

Suarez only returned to the club on Tuesday following Olympic football duty with Uruguay. He trained with his team-mates for the first time since Rodgers was appointed manager.

He was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, banned for eight games and then widely criticised for his decision to refuse Evra's handshake when the two came face-to-face at Old Trafford.

The player is regularly on the receiving end of abuse from opposition fans and he was booed when he appeared for Uruguay at Old Trafford during the Olympic football tournament