Luis Suarez's future at Liverpool is shrouded in confusion after the club's official television channel removed a report that the Uruguayan striker had signed a long-term contract extension on Tuesday.

The report was later withdrawn, and with the club's official website failing to provide clarity over Suarez's future, the striker's future is yet to be cleared up.

Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for Suarez, who served an eight-match ban for racial abusing Manchester United Patrice Evra at Anfield in October last year.

Luis Suarez
Suarez has yet to sign a new contract with Liverpool.

Then manager Kenny Dalglish led a strong defence of Suarez during the inquiry and following the Football Association charge, which substantially damaged the club's image.

The incident came to a head during February's bad tempered return meeting at Old Trafford, which saw Suarez fail to shake the hand of Evra, and then the French defender antagonise the 25 year old following United's victory.

Prior to the report being shown on LFCTV, Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group published a story on their website claiming the club had signed Fulham Clint Dempsey.

The story was late denied by The Whites, but the incident concerning Suarez is the latest PR gaff from Liverpool; coming just months after they dealt disastrously with the racist abuse case.

Suarez has returned to training with Liverpool following Uruguay's exit from the Olympic football competition, ahead of the second leg of the Europa League third qualifying round against Gomel and the friendly with Bayer Leverkusen.

He will be partnered by new signing Fabio Borini next season, following his move from Roma; the only new signing of Brendan Rodgers' reign.

The Northern Irishman is however keen on signing Joe Allen from former club Swansea City, but he faces competition from the Welsh-based side, who are keen to keep hold of their prized asset.