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Luis Suarez Tricked into Signing New 5-Year Liverpool Contract by Fan

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool waits with the mascot to lead the team out as Captain during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on December 15, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2013

Luis Suarez has signed a five-year contract extension at Liverpool—well, sort of.

The Uruguayan was duped this week by a fan who initially requested Suarez's autograph but in fact had far more sinister motivations in mind when asking the Reds star to sign an innocent-looking piece of paper.

Footy Accumulators recently posted this photo, showing the striker's signature scribbled under some writing, the two separated by an awfully convenient fold which could obscure the text:

The contract reads: "I hereby commit my future for the next five years to Liverpool Football Club" followed by Suarez's signature of "commitment."

The paper is in no way binding and leaves the forward with no obligations in actually fulfilling the stipulations, but is at least a sign of how badly some want to see their talisman remain at Anfield.

Through all the controversies, bans and damning reports, Suarez's exploits on the pitch are what ensure fans are still willing to come up with ludicrous ventures such as this in order to keep him around.

After missing the first five league matches of the season through suspension, Suarez has incredibly returned to net 17 goals in just 11 appearances, not to mention another eight assists, per Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Suarez signed the autograph at The Football Supporters Federation Awards earlier this week, held at Emirates Stadium.  

However, contract talks are very much a topic in the realistic sense, too, the Mirror's David Maddock reporting on Tuesday that Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre had flown to Barcelona for talks with Suarez's agent.

An excerpt from the report reads:

They [Liverpool] are ready to make Suarez one of the highest paid players in the history of the Premier League to ensure they don’t face another summer of uncertainty over his future.

The Uruguay international has two and a half years left on his current deal, and the Anfield giants know they will have to match the sort of deals enjoyed by the big earners such as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Eden Hazard of Chelsea.

It's unknown as to what sort of wages Suarez had signed on for in his recent faux commitment, but the safe bet would be that the days of luxury cars and jet-setting around the world might have been suspended.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on December 15, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilh
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For now, those Liverpool fans eager to see Suarez remain on Merseyside will have to take small comfort in this instance of being so close, yet so, so far in extending the superstar's deal.

Liverpool officials may, however, wish to take a look at the credentials of the youngster involved, who shows signs of making a fine agent.

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