The FA confirmed the charge on Monday, saying in a statement the incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore has to be reviewed afterwards. The FA says the normal three match ban will be insufficient and they will convene an Independent Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.
Liverpool Football Club has responded to the incident, in which striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during their Premier League match at Anfield.
The club's managing director Ian Ayre commented:
Luis has made an unreserved apology for his actions today. His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down. We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA.
Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness has labelled Luis Suarez's apparent bite on Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool's clash with Chelsea today as "embarrassing" and believes the Uruguayan is now in the "last chance saloon" as a Reds player.