LFC 'committed to helping Suarez improve his conduct'

In a statement on the Liverpool website the club's managing director said:

The charges against Luis were his to consider and we have to respect his decision to not appeal the 10-game ban.

We are all disappointed at the severity of the punishment and in particular the differing standards that have been applied across various previous incidents.

Luis is an important member of our team and nothing has changed in that regard.

We are committed to helping him improve his conduct and he will be given our full support. We look forward to him returning to the team next season when he is available for selection.

– Ian Ayre, LFC Managing director

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