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Suarez signs new contract at Liverpool

Harry Harris
August 7, 2012

Luis Suarez, who has been recently linked to Juventus, has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, ESPN can confirm.

Suarez has scored 21 goals in 52 games for Liverpool since joining from Ajax for £22 million in January 2011 and has risen to become one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League.

Juve were ready to pounce for the 25-year-old after being rebuffed in their attempts to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, but Liverpool have beaten them to the punch with a long-term deal for the Uruguayan.

Liverpool's own TV channel accidentally broadcast the news that Suarez had signed a new contract before the club had officially announced it, but ESPN can confirm that a new deal has been thrashed out following his involvement at the Olympics.

The forward is a cornerstone of Brendan Rodgers' new-look team, and ESPN can also confirm that Liverpool are continuing in the hunt to sign £20 million-rated Joe Allen from Swansea.

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