Liverpool to open talks with Luis Suárez over new contract

Ian Ayre has revealed that Liverpool are planning to open talks with Luis Suárez over a new deal for the controversial striker

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Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Luis Suárez / Facebook

Ian Ayre has revealed that Liverpool are planning to open talks with Luis Suárez over a new deal for the Uruguay striker.

The 26-year-old made his return from his 10-game suspension on Wednesday as the Reds were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United in the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford.

Suárez’s future was a source of relentless speculation over the summer after he declared his desire to leave Anfield for a club in the Champions League.

But following his return to action, Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insisted that the club are intent on keeping hold of their prized asset.

“We genuinely always wanted Luis to be here this season,” Ayre told Sky Sports News.

“We wanted him to continue to be here, continue to contribute because he’s such a brilliant player. We’re not a selling club. We’re here to win and move forward and we see Luis as an important part of that.”

“At the appropriate time we will have [contract] talks with Luis and his advisers.

“I’m absolutely certain in the summer or approaching the next summer, we’ll have a conversation with Luis.”

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