Rodgers wants Suarez deal
Liverpool striker in renewed link to Juventus
Last Updated: July 3, 2012 10:34am
Luis Suarez: Liverpool want to sort out a new contract for the striker after he was linked with Juventus
Brendan Rodgers hopes to secure a new contract for Luis Suarez after the Liverpool striker was again linked with a move to Juventus.
Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 and his impressive performances during his time at Anfield have seen the Uruguay international regularly linked with other major European clubs.
The 25-year-old brushed off reports at the end of last season that he could join Barcelona or Real Madrid, while Juventus have been long-term admirers of Suarez.
The latest reports have claimed that the Serie A champions are ready to test the Reds' resolve to hang on to Suarez by making a bid for the forward.
However, Rodgers does not want to lose Suarez after talking to the player and is hopeful that a new contract can be agreed.
"I've had a brilliant chat with Luis. He's really looking forward to being here," said Rodgers.
"We are obviously hoping we can get him on to another new contract. He's really looking forward to the new season."
Rodgers, who has replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager, also revealed he plans to make a small number of quality signings before the new season.
He said: "I'm looking forward to bringing in three or four players that can really affect the group. The reality is there are very few players who can come and make a difference to Liverpool."