The FA have confirmed Luis Suarez had been charged with violent conduct following an altercation with Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool's draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Uruguayan appeared to bite Ivanovic in the second half of the game at Anfield, which ended 2-2 thanks to Suarez's last-gasp header. 

He later apologised for the incident and revealed on Twitter he had made contact with the Chelsea defender to say sorry.

The FA have now confirmed Suarez has been charged because the incident was not seen by match officials, and worryingly for Liverpool they confirmed that the usual three game suspension for violent conduct would not be sufficient.

A statement on the FA website read: "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 were quick to admonish their leading striker, and today he confirmed he had been fined by the club and that the money would be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

The controversial striker has been banned for biting an opponent before; he received a seven-game ban for sinking his teeth into PSV Eindoven's Otman Bakkal in what proved to be his last game for the Dutch club in 2011.

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