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Luis Suarez's year in review

Luis Suarez's decision to sign a new long-term contract at Liverpool comes following a headline-grabbing year for the Uruguay striker.

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After being banned for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April, he then stated his desire to leave Anfield in the summer.

Liverpool's refusal to sell him has been met with his best goalscoring run at the club before Friday's news he was committed to remaining on Merseyside.

Here TEAMtalk reviews Suarez's whirlwind 2013:

January - Handles the ball prior to scoring Liverpool's winner in the FA Cup third-round tie at Mansfield. Admits to diving to try to win a penalty against Stoke before claiming the media use his name to sell newspapers.

April - Hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he bites Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm before scoring a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Anfield. He later apologises for his "inexcusable behaviour" but Liverpool opt not to contest a 10-game ban handed down by the Football Association.

May - Groningen sporting director Henk Veldmate - who first brought Suarez to play football Europe - says the striker "sometimes has the mentality of a child".

June - Tells a Uruguayan TV station the criticism he receives in the English media might force him to leave and that he would be tempted by Real Madrid.

August - Arsenal tender a bid of £40,000,001 in the mistaken belief it would trigger an escape clause. Liverpool owner John W Henry tweets: "What do you think they're smoking over there at the Emirates?", apparently in response to the bid. Unsurprisingly, the Reds reject it despite Suarez saying he wants to leave for Champions League football. Suarez is cheered by Reds fans during a Steven Gerrard testimonial match.

September - Gerrard tells Suarez he owes it to Liverpool to stay before adding: "If we don't qualify for the Champions League this season he can go to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich - and he can go with his head held high." He makes his return from suspension in a Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester United on September 25.

December - After scoring 17 goals since his return - which catapults him to the top of the Premier League goalscorers list - he signs a new long-term contract with the Reds.

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