Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker accepts FA bite charge

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic (left) was bitten by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of violent conduct from the Football Association for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

The case will be heard on Wednesday and the Uruguayan is facing a lengthy ban, although he does not think he should be suspended for longer than three games.

The incident happened during Sunday's 2-2 draw between the sides.

The FA said the match officials had not seen it during the game at Anfield and it had been "retrospectively reviewed".

Liverpool's Luis Suarez

A statement issued on Tuesday read: "Suarez has denied the FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence.

"The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed. An independent regulatory commission will hear the case tomorrow."

The three-man commission will meet via videolink to study written submissions from the FA and Suarez.

Following the incident, the 26-year-old Suarez apologised for biting Ivanovic and spoke to the Chelsea player personally to say sorry.

Liverpool have fined Suarez but insist he still has a future with the Premier League club.

It is not the first time Suarez has been charged with such an offence.

He was banned for seven games when he was a player with Dutch side Ajax after biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal's shoulder during a match in November 2010.

During his time at Liverpool, Suarez was also given an eight-match ban and £40,000 fine by the FA for racially abusing Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra in December 2011.

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