Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET on August 7
Liverpool F.C. has announced via its official website that Luis Suarez has indeed signed a new contract with the club. The Liverpool attacker told James Carroll of LiverpoolFC.com the following after the new contract was signed:
When you are a kid, everybody wants to play for Liverpool. I am here now and it is a dream for me, and now I am a Liverpool fan.
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The Daily Mirror is reporting via its football twitter account that Luis Suarez has signed a long-term contract to stay with Liverpool. The tweet stated:
CONTRACT! Luis Suarez has signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool.— MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) August 7, 2012
No specific details about contract length or money amount have surfaced as of yet.
While Robin Van Persie has been the talk of the possible superstar summer transfers, Suarez was a part of that conversation as recently as earlier in the day on August 7. The Daily Mail reported just several hours before Suarez's new Liverpool deal was reportedly signed that 2012 Serie A champion Juventus were to "turn their attentions" towards the high-profile player after giving up on the RVP race.
The Liverpool attacker scored 11 goals and three assists during the 2011 English Premier League seasons for his team. Suarez had 27 goals professionally last season when factoring in the various tournaments he played in for both Liverpool and his home country of Uruguay.
Suarez has spent the past several weeks in London playing for Uruguay during the 2012 Summer Games. Uruguay's men's soccer team was eliminated from the tournament by Great Britain on August 1.
Suarez didn't score a goal for his nation during his London campaign but did have 12 shots through three games played. To his credit he does have two goals tallied for Uruguay in other international competitions so far in 2012.
Neither Liverpool or Suarez have yet to make an official statement regarding the reported new contract.
While Suarez did recently speak to Daniel Taylor of The Guardian about why opposing fans boo him, the Liverpool faithful are likely all smiles thanks to this breaking news regarding one of their top players.