Luis Suarez and a History of Controversy

After being banned for 9 international games and from all football for 4 months we look at the previous controversies involving Luis Suarez

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Stripes are all right for Liverpool's new third kit

The new LFC 3rd kit. Credit: Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC and kit sponsor Warrior have unveiled their brand new third kit for the 2014-15 season.

Steven Gerrard in Liverpool's new 3rd kit. Credit: Liverpool FC

The Club's website says it "combines modern design with functionality". The strip will be used in domestic competitions and for away matches in the Champions League as the Reds return to the tournament.

The squad will sport the redesigned shirt, shorts and socks for the first time on July 27, when Brendan Rodgers' side take on Olympiacos in a friendly in Chicago as part of their pre-season tour.

Liverpool FC reach agreement with Lille for Origi

Divock Origi for Belgium at the World Cup. Credit: PA

Liverpool FC have agreed a fee for Lille’s Divock Origi, but the striker will head back to Lille on a season-long loan as part of the deal, the Liverpool Echo is reporting.

The newspaper says the club has agreed an initial £6million fee that could rise to £9.5million.

Talks with the Belgian 19-year-old are set to take place this week.

It's also been reported that Liverpool have also been in talks with Benfica over Lazer Markovic and are set to agree a fee in the region of £25million for the Serbian winger.

Lazar Markovic, Benfica. Credit: PA


FIFA insist Suarez ''cannot train'' during biting ban

Training ban - Luis Suarez Credit: PA Pictures

FIFA has re-iterated that Luis Suarez will not be allowed to train during his four-month ban for biting despite reports to the contrary.

FIFA's disciplinary chief Claudio Sulser has said the Liverpool striker would be allowed to have a medical ahead of any transfer but the world governing body has stressed he cannot train with a team.

A FIFA spokeswoman told Press Association Sport: "As said at various occasions he is not allowed to participate in any football activity during the ban period and as such is also not allowed to train with the team during the ban."

Uruguay striker Suarez has appealed against the four-month ban imposed for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Liverpool remain in talks with Barcelona over the transfer of Suarez, and Sulser on Friday told a news conference that the player would be allowed to have a medical ahead of a transfer.

Sulser said: "The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights."

Liverpool complete signing of Emre Can

Emre Can moves to Anfield in £10million deal. Credit: PA Images

Liverpool have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can after a deal to bring the Germany Under-21 international was agreed last month.

The Reds had to wait until the summer transfer window officially opened on July 1 in order to register the necessary paperwork and international clearance on the £10million move, but that has now all been done.

Can is the third player through the doors at Anfield this summer with Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana the other two.

"I am proud to be a part of the family and I am looking forward to playing here. I will give it my best," the 20-year-old told

"LFC is a great club and the fans are amongst the best in the world.

"I am looking forward to the first game and can't wait to step on the pitch for the first time at Anfield."

Manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he had been tracking the former Bayern Munich midfielder for some time before making his move a few weeks ago.

"Emre is an exciting young talent and I'm delighted he's chosen Liverpool for the next phase of his development and growth as a player," he said.

"He has recognised that we are a club that improves and nurtures exciting, ambitious players and I'm looking forward to seeing him take those next steps forward for us.

"We have tracked his progress for some time and I have been impressed with his attitude and qualities when I have seen him play both in the German Bundesliga and the Champions League.

"He has many of the attributes we look for; charisma on the football pitch and courage to want the ball and make things happen."

Rodgers - Lallana's the "right fit" for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told the club's website Lallana is an "exceptional young man".

"We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League's top talents in signing Adam Lallana.

"What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent.

"He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game - and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve.

"Adam is motivated by being the best he can be and being part of something special. We believe he fits right in with what we are trying to do at Liverpool.

"We have seen, over the past two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, he has a tactical awareness to adapt to what is required of him and to put the team above his personal ambitions.

"He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season.

"Adam is aware there will be great competition for places at this club and he is hungry to improve further.

"We are confident he will fit perfectly with the culture we have at Liverpool.

"I'm excited about working with Adam and helping him to progress even further."

– Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool FC


Lallana takes squad No 20 for Liverpool

Adam Lallana at Anfield Credit: Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club has confirmed the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton in a reported £25m deal.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after passing a medical at Melwood.

Lallana becomes Brendan Rodgers' second summer signing following the capture of Rickie Lambert, who has also joined from the Saints, while a deal has been agreed in principle for Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

Lallana at Anfield's famous Boot Room. Credit: Liverpool FC

The midfielder told "I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started.

"Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success."

Lallana arrives at Liverpool fresh from returning from Brazil, where he was a part of England's World Cup squad, making three appearances at the finals.

He made 250 appearances for Southampton between August 2006 and May 2014, hitting 58 goals in total and becoming club captain in 2012.

Lallana's performances last season earned him a place in the Barclays Premier League Team of the Year for 2013-14.


Giorgio Chiellini tweets Suarez: 'It's forgotten.'

Italian player Giorgio Chiellini has tweeted Luis Suarez 'it's all forgotten' after the footballer made a grovelling public apology for biting him during their opposing team's World Cup game.


.@luis16suarez It's all forgotten. I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension.

Suarez apologises to Chiellini and the "entire football family"

Luis Suarez has issued a statement on Twitter, apologising to Giorgio Chiellini and the "entire football family" for his bite on the Italy defender and promising "there will never again be another incident" like it.

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