Boss Brendan Rodgers vows to protect the Anfield club’s reputation.
Luis Suarez could be given the boot from Liverpool after appearing to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has said he will hold talks with the club’s hierarchy over the Uruguayan’s future after another controversial incident involving the striker.
Suarez apologised just hours after the conclusion of the match on twitter but Rodgers has warned the striker that no player is bigger than the club.
The former Ajax forward, 26, has previously been banned for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, and asked if the club’s values were more important than any players, Rodgers told the Daily Mirror: “Yes, 150 per cent.
“Players are always replaceable no matter how good they think they are. That’s how football works. Of course there are wonderful talents we’ve seen at this club and others over many years.
“But you think if you ever lose a player that you can’t replace them and then the next one comes along.
“The standards at this football club have been met for many years and that’s why it is the worldwide institution that it is.
“Having seen the video footage and spoken to Luis, his behaviour is unacceptable and I have made him aware of this.”
Referee Kevin Friend missed the incident, leaving the FA clear to take retrospective action against the forward, who currently tops the Premier League goal-scoring charts with 23 strikes to his name including a 97th minute equaliser in Sunday’s match.
Suarez was banned for seven matches in Holland after biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax.
Rodgers added: “The history of this club is about respect and how people are treated. And that is something that will always be maintained here and will always be the case long after I’m gone.
“I will always defend people if I think they are right and if I think they are wrong I will tell them, as has already happened this season with Luis. And we move on.
“People have to accept it when they do wrong if that’s what the case is.
“They have to accept the consequences accordingly. It’s disappointing that we are not talking about the football. I will review and we will review it as a club. There is certainly no-one bigger than this football club – as a player or a manager.
“As football managers, staff and players we’re representing this great football club off the field and in particular on the field.”
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre cancelled a flight to the Far East to handle the crisis and said on Sunday night: “His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt.
“We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA.”