Brendan Rodgers compared Suarez’s ban for biting with others in the game

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Manager tasked with defending a valuable asset and avoiding Kenny Dalglish errors

Suarez will miss the next three games regardless of whether an appeal is made

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The Liverpool striker was banned for eight games after abusing Patrice Evra

The Caxirola is made from recycled plastic

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Luis Suarez pictured in the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea

Luis Suarez bite: Liverpool striker faces long ban

FA has stated standard three-match punishment for the offence is "clearly insufficient in these circumstances"

Branislav Ivanovic reacts after being bitten by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez bite: Striker charged with violent conduct by FA for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic - but Liverpool insist he will not be sold, and sponsor adidas stand by him as well

The Uruguay international has requested the money from club fine be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group

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Those of us who watched him grow into the Championship, the Newcastle number nine shirt and then into the Premier League, cannot help but feel frustrated

Samir Nasri

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Director of football Leonardo refuses to rule out big signings by French club

Petr Cech saves from Javier Hernandez to preserve Chelsea’s lead

Chelsea v Manchester United player ratings

Man-for-man marking from Stamford Bridge

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez faces Fifa action after punching opponent in the face during World Cup qualifier for Uruguay

Striker faces suspension after controversial night in Chile

Nani and Eboue leave the pitch after their red cards

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Christiano Ronaldo (left) returns to Old Trafford for the first time since joining Real Madrid

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Frenchman also says former team-mate can expect a warm reception from the Old Trafford faithful

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Midfielder is first Japan player to score League hat-trick as veteran waits for his 1,000th game

Unacceptable: John Terry (left) and Luis Suarez still have cases to answer

John Terry and Luis Suarez to face Fifa grilling on racism

John Terry and Luis Suarez look certain to be summoned before Fifa's new anti-racism chief in a crackdown on discrimination, following an unprecedented spate of recent incidents that have tarnished the image of English football. Jeffrey Webb, the head of Fifa's anti-racism taskforce, has asked to see Chelsea's captain and Liverpool's Uruguayan striker as part of a global campaign to clean up the game.

Sami Khedira celebrates his goal

International round-up: Sami Khedira clinches Germany's historic win

Germany came from behind to beat France for the first time in 26 years as Joachim Löw’s side triumphed 2-1 in Paris.

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