Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes Luis Suárez’ renewal sends “a positive message”
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is delighted Luis Suárez has signed an extended contract with the club.
The Uruguayan's netted 19 goals in 12 appearances this season, to ensure Liverpool are top of the Premier League at Christmas.
Lucas believes Suárez’ new deal shows the ambition of owners Fenway Sports Group and hopes the 26 year-old can maintain his excellent run of form.
"What he is doing this season and what he has done in the past few seasons he deserved that [a new contract],” he told LFCTV. “We can see he is really comfortable playing here.
"It is a positive message because the owners and manager [Brendan Rodgers] said they want to keep their best players and at the moment he is not only our best player but the best player in the league.
"Hopefully he will maintain this form for a long time for the club."