Suarez joins Reds on 5 1/2-year contract from Ajax

BY foxsports • January 31, 2011

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has joined Liverpool from Ajax in a transfer worth ?26.5 million ($36 million).

Suarez has signed a 5 1/2-year contract with the Reds, who are also on the brink of recruiting Newcastle striker Andy Carroll for a reported fee of about 35 million pounds ($56 million).

Fernando Torres, however, is set to leave Anfield after Liverpool and Chelsea agreed a fee for the Spain striker.

The 24-year-old Suarez scored 111 goals in 159 matches for Ajax, which he joined in 2007.

He was one of the stars of last year's World Cup in South Africa, scoring three times, but his performance was overshadowed by deliberate handling the ball on the line near the end of the quarterfinal against Ghana.

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