Liverpool striker Suarez to plead not guilty to FA charge

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez is ready to plead not guilty to a charge of racial abuse against Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, The Telegraph reports.

The charge relates to an incident involving the two players in Liverpool and United’s 1-1 draw at Anfield on October 15th. If Suarez is found guilty, he could be banned for six games by the Football Association. The FA have investigated the claims by the United defender for a month and contacted Liverpool, Suarez and United on Wednesday to confirm the charge.

A FA statement read: ‘The FA has charged Liverpool’s Luis Suarez following an incident that occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield on 15 October 2011. It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United’s Patrice Evra contrary to FA ruling.’

The Reds have given their full support to Suarez and are surprised at the decision taken by the FA to charge the 24 year old Uruguayan. Reds manager Kenny Dalglish will stage his weekly press conference this morning and should address the situation involving the Uruguayan.

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