Liverpool favourite Dietmar Hamman believes that Luis Suarez needs to understand he is making a long-term commitment to the club if he does sign a new deal on the back of his brilliant form.
Suarez publicly pushed for a move away from the Reds in the summer but the club were unrelenting in their ambition to keep him at Merseyside.
It has proven to be a stroke of genius by Brendan Rodgers and Fenway Sports Group to ignore his pleas to leave with Suarez in the best form of his life of his career during the current campaign.
Liverpool are now reportedly set to offer Suarez a new deal but Hamman believes that he needs to realise that the next summer can't include so much speculation over his future.
He told Talksport: "It was probably the most impressive performance from any team this season on Sunday [in beating Tottenham 5-0]. They have been absolutely fantastic and in this form you have to think they will finish in the top four, but things can change.
"What must not happen is we have a situation next summer as we had last summer. He could sign a new contract now, take the £200,000 a week, the team finishes outside the top four and you have the same shenanigans.
"I want him to stay, but there needs to be clarity. He has got to understand what it means to commit.
"If there is a clause that he can go for £60million, £80million and someone pays it, that is obviously fair enough, but you can't have a situation again like you had last summer."
Liverpool are currently second in the table and Suarez has made his ambitions clear to play Champions League football as soon as possible. The striker has had his fair share of controversy in his time with the club but lately talk has only been about his form and with 17 league goals this season he is the top flight's highest scorer.