Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez will sign new Liverpool deal

Managing director Ian Ayre held talks with striker's agent this week

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez will commit his future to the club.

The Uruguayan has scored 17 goals in only 11 league games this season and Liverpool are understandably keen to tie him into a new deal.

Suarez's sparkling form has reportedly attracted the interest of a host of major European clubs although Rodgers is remaining hopeful that the striker will sign an extension to his current deal which ends in 2016.

Rodgers said: “I’ve got every confidence that that will be the case.

“He and I talk about the present. We speak about the improvements in his game and how he can become better in the future.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt. I think he himself feels he’s progressed here as a player.

“No matter how good you are and whether you’re 26 or 32, like Steven Gerrard was when I came in here, if you want to become a better player and feel you are improving and see the club progressing, then you are happy.

“And at this moment in time I don’t think he can be any happier. I think he is at the happiest point he has been.

“He is a player we want to keep here and build the team around over the coming years. I just think he is in a good place and long may it continue.”