LUIS SUAREZ has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool as he insisted: “I'm happy and I want to be here for many years.”
Boss Brendan Rodgers is adamant that Suarez is not for sale following reports that Manchester City are considering a bid for him in January.
And the Uruguayan striker, who penned a new long-term contract with the Reds back in August, has made it clear that he has no interest in moving on.
Suarez has enjoyed a stunning start to the campaign with 11 goals in all competitions and says he is relishing life at Anfield.
“I have a very long contract here and it's a dream come true to be playing at a club like Liverpool because as a boy I dreamt of playing for a team like this,” said Suarez.
“Now I'm here, it's all about enjoying myself and trying to be here for as many years as I can, because I'm at a club where I'm very happy. My family is happy, I've got fantastic teammates and a manager from whom I'm learning so much.
“As a player, it's vital to have the backing of your manager and so I think that the confidence Brendan is showing in myself and the team as a whole is very important and it's down to us to repay that trust out there on the pitch.
“Let's hope we can keep improving. I'm working well and I'm very happy at a club where I've always wanted to be.
“The squad is very united. In spite of not getting the results we would have liked, we have a great spirit of togetherness and let's hope we can continue to pick up points."
Manchester City officials insist they were baffled by reports linking them with a move for Suarez in January.
However, Rodgers has moved to deter any potential suitors by insisting there is no chance of his top scorer leaving. The Reds manager intends to build a team around Suarez for years to come.
“I’m sure there will always be clubs interested in our players, but it’s very clear we’re not interested in selling our best players so it’s straightforward,” said Rodgers.
“It’s inevitable teams will try to take our best players. It’s where we’re at. But I’ll always fight to protect the club and keep our best assets here.
“Luis is not for sale. There will be no bidding war. He’s staying here. I don’t have that fear (his head will be turned) with Luis. He has already shown in the summer his commitment to the club, he’s signed a new deal.
“I think you’ve seen up until this point he’s in a great moment in his footballing life here at Liverpool. He is scoring goals and working well and he’s very happy here.
“He’s certainly not someone we want to sell or move on. If we lost Luis then we’ve got no strikers.
“He is a very important member of our team and I think you see he is really enjoying playing in this way of working and obviously his goals count for that.
“We want to continue to build the group around him. We are in the very early stages of trying to form something at the club and Luis is an integral part of that.”
Suarez is the joint top scorer in the Premier League this season with eight and now has 32 goals in 68 appearances for the Reds following his £22.8million switch from Ajax in January 2011.
He has scored in four successive away league matches and admits the stick he takes from rival supporters only serves to give him added motivation.
“I think sometimes the opposition fans are more interested in booing Luis Suarez for the problems he had or because he's gone down for something than they are in their own team,” he said.
"I think that each set of supporters should just worry about their own team and leave their opponents well alone, just like the Liverpool fans do.
“I think our fans are the perfect example and always show how to help the team by wanting to get behind the side. It doesn't matter who the opposition are, the only thing they want is for their team to win by giving a lift to the players with their support.
“That's what the other clubs' fans need to do - get behind their own side and not just think about Suarez, because all that does is motivate me even more to do well.”
Suarez, who has been voted the Reds' player of the month for October, is on a mission to extend his scoring run and help clinch maximum points in tomorrow's home clash with Wigan Athletic.
“We haven't got as many points on the board that a club like Liverpool would expect to have at this stage,” he added.
“Wigan is an absolute must-win fixture. It's a very important game for us to gain in confidence for the matches ahead and to get stronger at Anfield, which is where we need to make the difference.”