Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that striker Luis Suarez will sign a new contract with the club.
The sacking of Kenny Dalglish in May saw the Uruguayan linked with a move away from the Reds, with Juventus thought to have been keen on the former Ajax ace.
However, Rodgers has revealed he has spoken to Suarez, who is close to putting pen to paper on a new deal.
"I have had a good conversation with Luis over the phone," Rodgers told the club’s official website.
"From the outset, he has seemed a really good guy. He loves the city and the passion.
"We have exchanged lots of texts. He sent me a text on the first morning, wishing me good luck. He has really bought into what we are trying to do.
"He was really excited about how we played at Swansea last year. He is really keen and looking forward to playing in a similar sort of model.
"There has been good dialogue [on a contract]. I would hope going forward that we can close that out."
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