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Liverpool respond to Suarez report

Liverpool are considering their response after receiving a report outlining the reasons for Luis Suarez’s for eight-match ban.

The Uruguayan was accused of racially insulting Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a game between the two sides in October, and the matter was brought before an independent regulatory commission to sort out the issue.

On December 20 it was announced that the former Ajax forward would be suspended for eight matches, coupled with a fine of 40,000 pounds.

The FA published the complete 115-page document on Saturday, which contains the details of the case and the reasons behind the player being punished.

Now Liverpool have confirmed that they received the report, saying in a statement: “The Club can confirm that they received the written reasons from the Regulatory Commission at short notice last night on the evening of the game against Newcastle United.”

“The player, the club and our legal advisors will now take the necessary amount of time to read, digest and properly consider the contents of the 115-page judgment and will make no further comment at present.”

Suarez missed Liverpool’s last match against Newcastle because of an unrelated one-match ban for making an offensive gesture to Fulham fans at Craven Cottage on December 6.

Sun 1 January, 2012
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