Luis Suarez was kept unlawfully by Liverpool in the summer (©GettyImages)
Luis Suarez was kept unlawfully by Liverpool in the summer (©GettyImages).

The FA must deduct Liverpool 13 points for cheating

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Liverpool are pushing for their first ever Premier League victory, and top with 81 points and 50 goal difference; but the FA must rule Luis Suarez ineligible and punish Liverpool appropriately.

In the summer transfer window, Arsenal made a bid of £40m and £1 for striker Luis Suarez, informed that he had a release clause of £40m. John W Henry denied this, and Suarez stayed.

Suarez has had a tremendous season for Liverpool; 30 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, and Liverpool could just win the league because of him. But John W Henry then revealed that Suarez's release clause had been activated but "contracts don't seem to mean a lot". But, for some reason, the FA have taken no action - not even a disciplinary warning.

So, what would Liverpool's position be without Suarez? Well, they would be 13 points lower and with a goal difference of just 20. This would place them in sixth (below local rivals Everton) and remove any hopes of a trophy.

The FA must enforce this, and also they must suspend Suarez for the last two games and allow him to go into talks with Arsenal. However, it is unlikely that Suarez would join Arsenal after Liverpool qualified for the Champions League next season.

Why the FA have not done this already, I do not know. This is serious cheating, and Liverpool can feel lucky that they have not been punished worse.

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