The Uruguayan striker is in the form of his life with 17 goals in just 11 Premier League games this season, which has prompted speculation of a move away from Anfield – particularly as the former Ajax man announced his intention to leave Merseyside in the summer.
But despite Suarez suggesting that there was an internal agreement that he could leave the club at the end of this season, Liverpool have opened talks with Suarez over a new contract. However, there are reports that Suarez will not agree to extending his stay at Anfield until he knows whether the club will be playing in the Champions League next season – and Hamann agrees that signing a deal now could be dangerous for both Suarez and the club.
“The way he is playing at the moment you have got think he is very happy, but you have got to be careful because the team is on a good run.” said Hamann, who made almost 300 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions.
“It was probably the most impressive performance from any team this season on Sunday [in beating Tottenham 5-0]. They have been absolutely fantastic and in this form you have to think they will finish in the top four, but things can change. What must not happen is we have a situation next summer as we had last summer.”
“He could sign a new contract now, take the £200,000 a week, the team finishes outside the top four and you have the same shenanigans. If there is a clause that he can go for £60million, £80million and someone pays it, that is obviously fair enough, but you can’t have a situation again like you had last summer."
Hamann's fears are valid in that if Suarez signs a new deal now, there is a very real chance that Liverpool's form could dip and he will have tied himself to the club when he really wants to be playing at the pinnacle of European football. It may not be popular with Liverpool fans, but maybe it is best for the Uruguayan to wait until the end of the season before declaring his intentions, as Liverpool look to avoid another fiasco after last summer.
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