West Ham United have agreed a fee with Liverpool over a deal to sign winder Stewart Downing. He is now expected to undergo a medical and complete the transfer this week.
The England international began last season out of favour at Anfield, eventually forcing his way into Brendan Rodgers' team, but it seems the Liverpool boss is happy to let him follow Andy Carroll to West Ham.
The Football Association has charged Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with violent conduct after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The FA said in a statement: "The FA has charged Liverpool forward Luis Suarez with violent conduct. The charge follows an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in yesterday’s fixture at Anfield [21 April 2013].
"The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.
"It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct and it is The FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.
"Suarez has until 6pm on Tuesday 23 April to respond to the charge, thereafter an Independent Regulatory Commission will be convened this Wednesday, 24 April."
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said he has spoken to Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the phone to apologise following the biting incident during yesterday's match at Anfield. The Uruguayan was caught by TV cameras appearing to bite the defender's arm.