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Huh? Suarez Wants an Extension?

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Color me confused, Uruguayan journalist Martin Charquero claims Suarez not only will be staying, but signing a new contract.

Clive Brunskill

Uhhh. What?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>ATENCIÓN. Luis Suárez me confirma que no se ira de Liverpool. El apoyo de los hinchas en las últimas semanas influyeron en la decision.</p>&mdash; Martin Charquero (@MartinCharquero) <a href="">August 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Luis Suárez ve como probable una renovación (extension) del contrato que lo une a Liverpool.</p>&mdash; Martin Charquero (@MartinCharquero) <a href="">August 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Translated by google:

ATTENTION. Luis Suarez confirmed to me that he will not leave Liverpool. The support of the fans in recent weeks influenced the decision.

Luis Suarez looks like probably [will sign] a renewal (extension) of the contract that binds him to Liverpool.

Umm....yeah, I'm still so confused. First off, what support is he talking about? I have seen very few leap to his defense. Many, like me, were/are ready to be rid of him. Most realize that all the support we provided through those "rough" times (that he brought on himself) was completely taken for granted. So now the real question is where do we go from here?

It was clear that Liverpool were going to struggle to replace Suarez. It is not easy to find someone who can single-handedly decimate the competition while playing the victim so well. Especially this late in the window Liverpool truly would have had to shell out massive amounts of cash most likely to get a replacement in the very same manner they did with Andy Carroll.

So after backing himself into a corner and Liverpool standing strong, it is over? Well not exactly. Remember those are the words of someone else, not Suarez. I have not heard the apology that we all more than deserve. Quite frankly I'm still not sure that will be enough. However, I'm sure once he starts banging in the goals this will be put behind many Liverpool fans. We haven't heard from BR, although he has intimated that Suarez will be welcomed back once he fixes himself and sets things straight with the club and his teammates.

The saga has shown one thing, the Liverpool management's desire to get back to the top and not be played by any player. Whether their intentions are pure or not, their execution of their defense in the Suarez debacle was nearly perfect, a far cry from most of their recent public relations fiascoes. As for Suarez, sometimes people don't realize how good they have it. Maybe he did and this will inspire him moving forward. More likely though, Liverpool won the game of chicken and he is saving face.