Liverpool latest: Including huge Suarez ban and Andy Carroll

All of the up to date Liverpool news you need to know about from the last 24 hours.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been handed a ten game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last weekend. The forward accepted an FA misconduct charge which has led to the ban. Liverpool have described the decision as shocking and disappointing.

Jamie Carragher has come to the defence of under fire striker Luis Suarez. Suarez has just been handed a massive ten match ban for biting an opponent but Carragher has suggested it’s a far less serious offence than some of the leg break challenges which can be seen on a weekly basis.

A source close to key striker Andy Carroll has suggested he wants to fight for his place at Anfield next season. Liverpool may now be forced to use the big striker following the massive suspensions which has been handed out to Luis Suarez, that’s unlikely to be reduced.

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has admitted that it would be special to play under Brendan Rodgers again. Vorm played for Rodgers during his time as manager of the Swans and is one of several goalkeeper targets linked with a move to Anfield this summer.

Steven Gerrard will miss England’s friendly matches against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil this summer to undergo shoulder surgery. Gerrard is suffering with a problem, which the club have said will be sorted out following the final league game of the season against QPR.

Liverpool are thought to be in a straight up fight against Manchester United to sign Matthias Ginter from FC Freiburg. Both clubs are reported to have sent scouts over to Germany to watch the 19-year-old who can play in multiple positions across the back four.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has received massive criticism for his comments on Luis Suarez. Souness suggested Liverpool ought to sell the striker following the bite incident last weekend, which has caused some fans to react furiously, pointing to the Scot’s own reputation as a ‘hard man’.

Liverpool are thought to be one of the clubs tracking the future of 19-year-old Leeds United right back Sam Byram. Byram has impressed at the Championship giants this season, which has sparked big interest from Premier League sides over a possible summer move.

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel is being linked with a summer switch to Spanish side Real Betis. The Dutchman is available on a free transfer this summer and there were even some rumours that his former club would try and take him back to Anfield.

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