Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct after the Uruguayan bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Suarez has also reportedly been fined £200,000 by Liverpool, with the money set to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
However, there seems to be no plans from the club to part company with their star player who signed a new contract only last summer, though they have stressed that Suarez must attempt to change his behaviour on the pitch.
The FA have offered to provide anger management classes for the controversial forward, and must now decide on the length of the suspension, though it is thought that it will be between six and eight games, similar to the ban handed out when Suarez bit an opponent whilst playing for Ajax in 2010.
That means that the Reds could well be without Suarez for the beginning of next season, which could impact on Andy Carroll’s future at Anfield.
Both Newcastle United and West Ham United appear to be priced out of a move for the England international, who is set to return to Merseyside once his current deal at Upton Park is completed.