Suarez banned from all football for four months, impact on Tottenham and Everton

Luis Suarez Bite

Suarez's ban could mean he'll miss huge trips to Man City, Tottenham, the Merseyside derby and three Champions League matches.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for nine games at international level and four months from all football activity for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy on Tuesday. 

This is the third incident that Suarez has been banned for in his professional career after biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

It means that if he decides to stay at Liverpool, amidst interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid, he will miss a few crucial opening games for the Reds and is unlikely to be back in a Red shirt until the start of November when Liverpool travel to Newcastle United - and will miss up to 14 games for the Reds.

Some of the games he will miss include the season opener against trips to Manchester City and Tottenham in August - and he will miss the first Merseyside derby of the season in September at Anfield.

Other Premier League clashes he will miss are trips to West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers as well as home games against Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City.

He is also likely to miss at three Champions League group stage games as well as the early stages of the League Cup.

The ban is subject to appeal meaning that things could change should Suarez decide to contest the charge. 

Suarez will begin his from Uruguay's second round clash with Colombia this weekend and is out of next year's Copa America.

It will be interesting to see the reaction from Liverpool given that the incident happened whilst playing for his national team, yet they will lose their star striker for a crucial opening to the season.

Chief Executive Ian Ayre released a statement, saying: "Liverpool Football Club will wait until we have seen and had time to review the FIFA Disciplinary Committee report before making any further comment."

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