Luis Suarez today spoke about the special bond he shares with Reds fans as he put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Liverpool Football Club.
The Uruguayan inked his new deal at Melwood on Friday and immediately afterwards, sat down with Liverpoolfc.com to express his delight and hopes for the future.
Here's what the Reds' No.7 had to say in full...
Luis, first of all - congratulations, how does it feel to have signed a new contract at Liverpool Football Club?
Thank you. It's nice because when you extend your contract, you extend it because you want to stay here for the future. I signed not only for two-and-a-half more years, but I signed for a long time to stay here and I am so happy.
How eager were you to sign a new contract here at the club?
When you are happy, you try everything for the best for the future. I spoke a lot with my family because my family are very important to me and they are happy here. We spoke over the last few weeks with the club and everything is okay. I don't have a problem; the club don't have a problem, so it's very good.
In January, it will be three years since you arrived here - just how much have you taken to the city of Liverpool?
I like the city; I love the city and the supporters. They help me and I try my best on the pitch for them. The summer was a difficult time, but they helped me to come back and play. And I think that when the supporters help you off the pitch, you try your best on the pitch and try to produce fantastic work on the field, so that they are happy.
You have a special relationship with the supporters here. What's your message for them today?
I want to say a big, big thank-you very much. When I come onto the pitch, their motivation is fantastic for me and for the club. When I was a child, I would watch the Liverpool fans on TV and I would see the Kop and all the supporters and I thought they were the best in the world.
How important was the manager, Brendan Rodgers, in influencing this decision?
He was very important. When you have the confidence of the manager, you can try your best. I think when the team is together you can be happy as well. In the dressing room I am so happy. I don't have problems with anyone. We have a fantastic dressing room here. We have many big players, but in the dressing room, they are all nice people and they are funny too. This is important.
You've been in fantastic form this season. Just how much can you go on and achieve this year?
I am a striker and I try my best every time. My work is to help the team and my job is to score. When a striker is on fire, you try to shoot from 30 yards or 25 yards! I think I'm in a lucky moment and I try to help the team. Now we are at a good level and if we stay at this level, we have a very good chance at success.
Now you've signed a long-term deal, do you think you can get even better as a player?
I'll just try to stay the same - keep working and training hard. In the game, I'll try my best for the team. So for me, there's no change.
Looking on into the future, what do you hope to achieve throughout the rest of your career here?
The first dream for me is to play in the Champions League with Liverpool. It's my hope and my dream. I think when we have very good players, we can try our best at the Premier League. I think if we stay at this level, we can fight with other teams at the top of the table.