Liverpool Lawyers Fly To Barcelona For Crunch Talks Over Banned Suarez

By on June 27, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, the latest on Luis Suarez….

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Liverpool are sending a team of lawyers over to Barcelona today for crunch talks with the agent and lawyer of Luis Suarez after the striker was slapped with a four-month worldwide ban from football by FIFA yesterday, according to reports.

Football’s governing body imposed sanctions on the 27-year-old on Thursday after his bite on Italy defender Georgio Chiellini during Tuesday’s World Cup clash, and as well as being suspended for 9 international’s game, Liverpool’s preparations for the new season have been devastated after Suarez was also hit with a four month ban from all football activity.

It means the striker will be unable to train with his team mates or even attend matches, and Brendan Rodgers is facign up to the possibility of being without his star man for at least 12 games – including nine Premier League matches, three Champions League games as well as a potential League Cup match – but FIFA have confirmed it does not prevent him from being transferred this summer.

The Guardian newspaper claim Liverpool are taking specialist legal advice before deciding their next move, but the player’s lawyer, Alejandro Balbi, has revealed that he is set to meet with the clubs representatives in Barcelona today. Intriguingly, when quizzed by reporters about a possible move to Barcelona this summer, Balbi claims that the strikers agent, Pere Guardiola, will also be present at the meeting in Barca today.

Speaking last night, Balbi said:

“Tomorrow we will meet in Barcelona with Liverpool’s lawyers,”

“Tomorrow we will talk with Pere Guardiola,” Balbi is quoted as saying by the Guardian

It seems it’s going to be a key day in the future of Luis Suarez as his lawyer, agent and club decide where best to go from here. Liverpool are quite rightly taking their time and assessing all options before making any decision, but the Uruguayan FA have already confirmed they will be lodging an appeal for a ban that they feel is ‘extremely excessive’.

The Uruguay federation president, Wilmar Valdez, said:

“We are preparing our appeal now, we have three days to do it. It’s an extremely excessive punishment, there was not enough evidence and I have seen more aggressive incidents recently.

“It’s feels like Uruguay has been thrown out of the World Cup. We all know what Suárez means to Uruguay and to football around the world – not having Suárez would be a loss to any team.” Valdez is quoted as saying by the Guardian

Frustratingly for Liverpool, they have no right to appeal so will have to sit back and see how things unfold once Uruguay put forward their defence. While nobody can argue that Suarez deserves to be punished for his latest act of cannibalism, it does seem strange that Liverpool have no right to appeal against a decision that affects them more than Uruguay.

It’s going to be a hectic few days for Liverpool chiefs as they try to decide how to deal with another saga involving Suarez, and after all the trouble he’s caused the club over the years, you wouldn’t blame them if they decided now was the time to cash-in on the troubled superstar.

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  2. Bill

    June 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    This is an outright [LIE]. Liverpool FC have just commented on BBC Radio Merseyside that they have no plans to go to Spain and they will not be making any statements regarding Suarez until at least next week.

    STOP POSTING BLATANT LIES.

  3. Lysias

    June 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    There really isn’t any need for panic here . Suarez will only leave Liverpool Barca or Madrid bid at his full market price . LFC do not have to sell if the contractual activation price is not offered . If they don’t sell he will have a good rest and the necessary help to come in to contribute to the club . I would sill think that a a deal that includes Alexis Sanchez would be the best one for LFC .

  4. sam

    June 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Sell sell sell now is the Time to get rid.what Liverpool get for him they can maybe get 4 or 5 players in then where good to go again

  5. Klim

    June 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Nothing like shameless sensationalism, milking on the whole world’s craving to walk the hypocritical moral high ground – “…latest act of cannibalism”? Why do you not brand the countless elbows to the face and studs on sheen as “acts of murder…”. The man has a weakness and flaw, just like everyone of us. Criticise his act for what it really is, factually, a strange, unusual and unacceptable act, but don’t tear the human being down, just because you want to dramatise your article. The fact is, the large blue black on the face of Suarez (which apparently resulted from an opponent’s arm) may have looked a worse injury than the observed teeth marks he caused. So, why did FIFA not investigate, by deduction, the presumably more violent and dangerous actions of the Italian player who caused the bruise on the face of Suarez. Bottom line is, don’t destroy someone with your pen, for his weakness. How would you like if, someone, someday, seizes on a flaw in yourself to benefit himself in a small way, but destroys your life and your future. It’s just plain not nice…

    • AL

      June 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      I am Scouser born, souser raised and a Red 4 life yet i have to admit that seeing Suarez bite gave me a sad feeling and thought we must sell. Then i remembered when i was young a kid who use to get picked on at school deided that as he could not fight he would lunge a bite other kids that picked on him and the result was that everyone left him alone in fear of getting bitten.
      I am not condoning what Suarez has done but looking at him ( small ) it just maybe that he is like the little kid at my school and mentally he goes back in time and re-inacts his childhood days of defence when a defender elbows, kicks etc him.
      Like i said i am not condoning his actions but i really think he has a mental issue that i think goes back to his childhood and needs to be studied and helped.
      Lord knows how many other kids in the world are bullied and the outcome of the abuse can scar them for life…It’s just my opinion.

    • Saeed

      June 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Thanks alot @klim for that post, suarez is just but human, so people should just stop teating him apart

  6. Mansay

    June 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Weird suarez nd wild player as well!

  7. ray

    June 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    critis(why)let judge ourselv b4 seen othrs wrng.luis,livpool wil support u.ynwal

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