The Uruguayan was heavily linked with both Arsenal and Real Madrid over the summer, and openly chased a move away from Anfield in search of Champions League football.
However, the Reds held firm to keep their star man – whom they have backed through various controversies during his relatively short time in England.
Their decision looks, so far, to have been justified, with Suarez having notched an incredible 15 goals in 10 Premier League outings – making him the division’s top scorer even though he missed the opening five fixtures of the campaign through suspension.
As a result, Liverpool are desperate to keep him on Merseyside, with rumours still circulating that he could leave in either January or at the end of the season.
The South American’s agent Pere Guardiola – brother of Bayern Munich manager Pep – is reportedly set to make a trip to meet with the club’s board before the end of the year to discuss a deal to extend the forward’s current contract.
Suarez – who could captain Liverpool today in Steven Gerrard’s absence – may net a whopping deal to make him the team’s highest paid player, but is thought to be desperate to secure Champions League football, which could be a deal breaker.
The player himself is believed to have promised Brendan Rodgers that he will not leave next month, but it is expected that Real will mount a big move for his signature.
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