Uruguayan to quit Anfield after being hit with ten match ban.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has played his last game for the club, according to the Daily Star.
The Uruguayan was handed a 10 match ban by the FA on Wednesday for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield at the weekend.
The tabloid reports Suarez and his agent Pere Guardiola – the brother of future Bayern Munich boss Pep – have planned talks with the club next week and there is a feeling that Suarez will use the latest controversy to force a summer exit.
There was already speculation that the 26-year-old, who has netted 23 times in the league this season, would try to quit Liverpool if the club failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, with reported interest from Bayern and big-spending PSG.
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insisted immediately after the biting incident that Suarez’s future on Merseyside was not in jeopardy and the club stood by the troublesome striker after the judgment by the FA’s Independent Regulatory Commission, insisting they were ‘shocked and disappointed’ by the ruling.
The club have refused to comment further until they have seen the written response of the commission, which will arrive at Anfield at 6pm on Thursday, although the Star believes Suarez will have the final say on whether to appeal against the ban.
The ruling means Suarez will miss his side’s final four Premier League fixtures – including the crunch Merseyside derby with Everton – and the first six games￼ of next season.