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Banned Suarez up for award

Footballer Luis Suarez, who received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at Chelsea last week, is nominated for the Players Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year.

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Liverpool manager: Owners to discuss Suarez 'bite'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists no one is bigger than the club and Luis Suarez's biting incident will be discussed with the owners.

In clashing with Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during their Premier League match at Anfield, the Liverpool striker appeared to bite the defender's arm.

Rodgers said:

I hear all sorts of what has supposedly happened but I'll go away, review it and comment later.

This is a club with incredible values and ethics here. As footballers, managers and staff we are representing this great club on and off the field.

I will always speak openly and honestly about the players and protect them when I can and if I think they are wrong I will tell them - as I have already happened this season with Luis (when the striker admitted to diving).

They have to accept the consequences accordingly. It's disappointing that we are not talking about the football.

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