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Pay rise for Suarez, claim reports

ESPN staff
March 8, 2013
Luis Suarez will now earn a six-figure salary following his best season at Liverpool © Getty Images

Luis Suarez has been rewarded with a pay rise that will see him earning in excess of £100,000-a-week at Liverpool, according to several newspaper reports.

Suarez, 26, agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool last summer, with reports suggesting the deal doubled his previous wages from £40,000-a-week to £80,000-a-week.

And that income has increased further, reports the Times and Telegraph among others, as the Uruguay international has benefited from incentive-based terms in his deal - as part of an initiative by owners Fenway Sports Group.

It is claimed the striker, who has scored 21 goals in 27 Premier League appearances this season, will earn more than £100,000-a-week in light of his excellent form for the Reds.

Suarez signed at Anfield from Ajax for £22 million in January 2011 and has recently been linked with a switch away from the club, amid reported interest from a number of sides.

But Liverpool will hope the reported pay rise will reinforce the forward's commitment on Merseyside.

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