Liverpool open talks over new Suarez contract

The Uruguayan striker could be in for a big pay rise.

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LIVERPOOL ARE BELIEVED to have opened discussions with Luis Suarez’s agent over a new contract that could see the in-form striker become the best-paid player in the club’s history.

The BBC has reported that the Merseyside outfit’s managing director, Ian Ayre, spent 24 hours in Spain early this week, where where he engaged in talks with Suarez’s representative, Pere Guardiola.

The Uruguayan is contracted to Liverpool until 2016 on £100,000 a week, but made strong efforts to leave the club as recently as last summer. However, it is believed that his excellence on the pitch this season has led to improved off-the-field relations with management and senior figures in the set-up.

If Suarez is to sign a new deal at Liverpool, it has been suggested that the club will need to double his wages to a staggering £200,000 a week, which would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s professional history.

Such a deal would complete a staggering turnaround for a man who was ordered to train alone by manage Brendan Rodgers as recently as August of this year. Suarez’s magnificence for Liverpool so far in this campaign has surely piqued the interest of other clubs, but the second-placed Premier League side realise exactly how important the 26-year-old is to their future.

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