Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Luis Suarez will shun rumoured interest from some of European football’s biggest sides to pen a new contract at Anfield.
The Uruguayan hit-man was expected to leave Merseyside over the summer after openly chasing a switch to Real Madrid.
Despite citing a lack of Champions League football and media treatment as reasons that he could not stay with the Reds, the club held firm to keep the controversial forward.
He has since made an excellent start to the season, netting 17 goals in 11 games, and appears to be enjoying life with Liverpool once again.
Rodgers’ side are expected to offer him a bumper contract to extend his stay at the club in the coming weeks and end mounting speculation of a January move, and the Northern Irishman believes the 26-year-old will sign:
“I’ve got every confidence that that will be the case.” He told the Liverpool Echo when asked if his thinks Suarez will extend his deal.
“He and I talk about the present. We speak about the improvements in his game and how he can become better in the future.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt. I think he himself feels he’s progressed here as a player.
“No matter how good you are and whether you’re 26 or 32, like Steven Gerrard was when I came in here, if you want to become a better player and feel you are improving and see the club progressing, then you are happy.
“And at this moment in time I don’t think he can be any happier. I think he is at the happiest point he has been.
“He is a player we want to keep here and build the team around over the coming years. I just think he is in a good place and long may it continue.”