Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez Getty Images Sport / Shaun Botterill

Striker Suarez's bite could see him booted from Liverpool

LUIS Suarez may have bitten off more than he can chew - the Uruguayan striker might have played his last game for Liverpool after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm during yesterday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he had told Suarez that no player was irreplaceable.

The referee missed the incident and the striker went on to score the 97th-minute equaliser.

He is, however, expected to be charged by the Football Association.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre cancelled a scheduled four-day trip to the Far East and Australia to deal with the controversy.

"His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down. We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA," Ayre said.

Suarez, who was given a seven-match ban for biting a PSV Eindhoven player in November 2010, issued a grovelling apology to Ivanovic and Liverpool, saying he was 'deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour'.

The bite did earn Suarez one new fan - former world heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Tyson, who bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997, started following Suarez on Twitter within minutes of the incident.


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