Liverpool have announced that an agreement has been made with fiery attacker Luis Suarez over a new long term deal.
The 25 year-old was only 18 months into his five-and-a-half year deal signed when he joined the Merseysiders in January 2011.
The new deal comes off the back of reports linking him with a a surprise move to Italian giants Juventus, and while talk of interest was largely unfounded, it looks to have propelled the Liverpool hierarchy to give him a new deal.
The Uruguayan has endured a difficult first full season in England, which saw him handed an eight-match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, when the sides clashed in October.
Speaking to the official Liverpool website, both Suarez and new Kop boss Brendan Rodgers spoke of their delight at the new long term deal.
“I'm delighted,” said Suarez. “When you have the opportunity to work with world-class players it's fantastic.
“To sign a new contract with Liverpool is unbelievable for me because I am so happy here at both the club and also in the city.