Liverpool seeking Suarez advice
Liverpool are considering taking legal action after Luis Suarez was hit with a four-month ban from football for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
FIFA have imposed a nine-match international ban as well as a four-month suspension from ‘any football related activity’ which will prevent the striker from training with Liverpool until the end of October.
The sanctions will hit Liverpool the hardest because the striker will be unavailable for the first nine matches of the Premier League season as well as their opening three games in the Champions League.
Because the incident took place during the world Cup, Liverpool do not have the right to appeal, but the Reds are taking specialist legal advice to determine whether they can fight the ruling.
Prior to his latest indiscretion, Suarez had been heavily linked with a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid and it is understood that the ban does not prevent him from being transferred to another club.
Suarez’s lawyer Alejandro Balbi has claimed he will meet Liverpool’s legal representatives to discuss the situation,
“Tomorrow we will meet in Barcelona with Liverpool’s lawyers,” Balbi told Cadena Cope.