May 16, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
Don’t worry, Liverpool fans – the season’s top scorer is not on his way out of Anfield. Luis Suárez has dismissed speculation that he’s set to transfer to another team.
Prior to the start of this season, it looked as though Suárez would be on his way to Arsenal. While serving a suspension after biting Branislav Ivanović, the Uruguayan tried to force through a move, apparently unhappy at Liverpool.
But even with his delayed start to the season, Suárez went on to fantastic success. He scored 31 goals in 33 matches, helping the Reds to a title challenge and ultimately into a second-place finish. His superb play, combined with an apparent attitude adjustment, saw him reaping individual awards as well. Suárez picked up both the Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards.
Liverpool didn’t wait until the season finished to tie down their star. In December, Suárez signed a new long-term deal, keeping him at the club for four-and-a-half more years.
Yet that show of commitment was not enough to stop the rumors. It was alleged that the contract contained a clause permitting him to leave to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid. But Suárez has denied that such a clause exists.
The star, it seems, has finally found his place in the sky. He loves Liverpool, and he wants the world to be sure of that:
I signed the contract because I love it here and I’m so happy here. If you’re not happy here you don’t sign any contract. Liverpool’s team for me is one of the best in the world. I love it here and this mentality I like because maybe in some other dressing rooms I am bigger than you and another bigger. It’s difficult for the teammates to play together on the pitch in something like that.
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