Liverpool considering legal action against FIFA

Premier League giants Liverpool are pondering legal action against FIFA, the sport’s governing body after star striker Luis Suarez was slapped a four month ban from all football activities following his bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup match against Italy.

The Uruguayan striker has already left Brazil and returned to his homeland following the ban which sees him miss the country’s next nine international games as well as well as a fine of £ 66,000. But the Anfield club believes the punishment is too harsh on them, particularly when the incident happened while he was on international duty.

With the Premier League’s Player of the Year banned from all activities in football as well as administrative duties till October 26th, he will miss the first thirteen matches of the club’s season, a similar scenario to last season when he was banned for ten matches following his bite on Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic.

The ban will see Suarez not being allowed to use the training facilities of Liverpool or any other club and also prevents him from entering football stadiums during this time.

The club’s view is that the punishment is harsh for them and they have been left in a vulnerable situation as they have to cope without their star striker for so many matches. The player’s lawyer has claimed that the Italian and English media blew the bite out of proportion and this prompted FIFA to hand such a harsh penalty on the player and the player as well as the football association of Uruguay will appeal the decision.

But the ban doesn’t mean that he cannot be transferred and that comes as a good piece of news for Barcelona who have been trailing the Liverpool striker for some time and are expected to swoop for him.

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