Suarez eyes long stay
Luis Suarez is less than a year into his Liverpool career but is already thinking of extending his contract at Anfield.
Liverpool shelled out nearly £23 million to lure Suarez away from Ajax, and he has made a blistering start to life on Merseyside, becoming the focal point of their attack.
"I've just started a phase of my career which I always dreamed about and wanted to do, which is to play for Liverpool," he told the Daily Mirror. "I have five years left on my contract and I think beyond that - I'm already thinking about staying many more years at Liverpool.
"It's a club I like. I feel very good about being here, about being in the city. I feel very pleased. It would be difficult to match the atmosphere, hunger for success and glory that this club has at another team."
Suarez's strike partner, Carroll, is under pressure after a stuttering start to his Liverpool career, but the Uruguay star expects him to come good.
"Playing alongside a player of Andy's quality, who's big, skilful, who brings the ball down so well, makes it easy for a striker to play with him," Suarez said. "What happened, though, was that Andy had the bad luck to be injured for several games and when he came back from that, he picked up another injury. It was difficult for him to get himself into the team because, just when Andy came back, the team was playing well and the manager didn't know who he could drop.
"Now having trained and after a good pre-season for Andy with his team-mates, the more training sessions we have together, he will be better. We'll get a much better understanding of each other and that can only be good for the team."