Luis Suarez fined by Liverpool FC but set to remain at Anfield
No prizes for who is dominating the headlines on Monday, with Luis Suarez set to miss the rest of the Premier League season after biting opponent Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday.
April 22nd, 2013
Suarez is yet to be charged by the FA following the incident during the Liverpool v Chelsea encounter which saw the Uruguayan score a late equaliser to seal a point for the Reds. However, the Merseyside club have acted swiftly after the incident.
The Uruguayan issued an apology on Monday morning and it was then confirmed that the striker would be fined for his actions, with a sizeable donation being made to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre told the club’s official website: “It affects his future in the sense that we have to work with him on his discipline – but Luis is a very important player to the club. He’s a very popular player with his team-mates. As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we’d all love to see him here throughout that contract.
“He’s a fantastic player, top scorer and everything we’d want in a striker, so there’s no change there.”
Suarez revealed the fine on Monday via Twitter.
He said: “For my unacceptable behaviour yesterday the club has fined me today.
“I have asked the club to donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group for the inconvenience I have created to the Liverpool fans and to Ivanovic.”
An apology also came from Suarez which apologized for his actions.
“I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea,” Suarez said in his statement.
“I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.”