Luis Suarez's summer-long transfer saga has finally come to an end after the striker admitted he was never going to go anywhere on an already busy deadline day.
The Uruguayan international had been the subject of a long-standing interest from Arsenal, who made an offer of £40,000,001 for his services, a bid Liverpool knocked back instantly.
Suarez had spoken of his desire to leave the Anfield club at the start of the summer, citing a need to play in the Champions League as crucial to his decision. However, his dream move to Real Madrid never materialised and Arsenal's interest was continually shunned by the club.
But the 26-year-old has now performed a dramatic U-turn and committed himself to Liverpool, for the time-being at least.
He told The Mirror: "For me, it has been closed for some time. I made the decision to stay at Liverpool some weeks ago and I want to stay and work for the team from now on.
"I will go back to Liverpool to play and I hope to be the same player the fans can trust.
"I said I wanted to play in the Champions League, but when that didn't happen, I knew I'd be happy with life to have my future at Liverpool."
Suarez could return from suspension for the Capital One Cup tie with Manchester United at the end of September, after he finishes his ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms