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Suarez signs new Liverpool contract

Luis Suarez has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, ESPN can confirm.

Suarez, 25, has been linked with Juventus recently but Liverpool have moved to secure his services and ward off any suitors.

The Uruguayan has scored 21 goals in 52 games since joining from Ajax for £22 million in January 2011 and is viewed as one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League.

Juve were ready to pounce for the 25-year-old after being rebuffed in their attempts to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, but Liverpool have beaten them to the punch with what is believed to be a four-year deal though to 2016.

Liverpool's own TV channel accidentally broadcast the news that Suarez had signed a new deal prematurely, but ESPN can confirm that a new deal has been thrashed out following his involvement at the Olympics.

The forward is expected to be a cornerstone of Brendan Rodgers' new-look Liverpool team, and ESPN can also confirm that the club are continuing their hunt to sign £15 million-rated Joe Allen from Swansea.

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