Liverpool’s prolific striker Luis Suarez has given fans at Anfield hope that he will remain at the club beyond the summer.

By Cameron Macphail

In an interview he gave in Uruguay last month Suarez was quoted as saying he would welcome a move to another club if it meant he could play in the Champions League next season.

But Suarez, who is tied to Liverpool until 2017, was reported in the Sunday Times as saying: “I’ll be here next season yes. Not only am I playing for Liverpool, I am playing in one of the best leagues in the world.”

“I am very happy (at Liverpool) and I want to see out my contract, though in football you never know quite what’s ahead.”

Asked to clarify the comment he added: “A club can decide they don’t want you, even though you want to stay. In football things never turn out the way you plan.”

Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have all been linked to the Uruguayan who has so far scored 29 goals for Liverpool this season.