Liverpool's Ian Ayre: 'We'll hold talks with Luis Suarez over new contract'

Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Steven Gerrard Testimonial Match between Liverpool and Olympiacos on August 3, 2013
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Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says that the club will hold talks with Luis Suarez over the possibility of signing a new contract either at the end of the season or next summer.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has revealed that the club will hold talks with striker Luis Suarez over signing a new deal at Anfield in the near future.

The 26-year-old tried to orchestrate a move away from Merseyside during the summer window citing a desire to play in the Champions League, but an exit was blocked by the Reds.

Despite his desire to leave, Ayre has insisted that Suarez is an "important part" of the Premier League outfit's future, and had no doubts that the controversial Uruguayan would stay put.

"We genuinely always wanted Luis to be here this season," Ayre told Sky Sports News. "We wanted him to continue to be here, continue to contribute because he's such a brilliant player. We're not a selling club. We're here to win and move forward and we see Luis as an important part of that."

"At the appropriate time we will have [contract] talks with Luis and his advisers. I'm absolutely certain in the summer or approaching the next summer, we'll have a conversation with Luis."

Ayre also insisted that he has no ill feeling towards Arsenal following their summer bid of £40,000,001 for Suarez, who returned to action after a 10-match ban in last night's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action against Man United during their League Cup match on September 25, 2013
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