Suarez faces ban over obscene fans’ gesture
LUIS SUAREZ could be hit with a ban if FA bosses decide to punish the Liverpool striker over his onefinger salute towards Fulham fans.
The Uruguayan cracked after being given a torrid time from supporters during Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage.
Suarez, who already faces a charge over alleged racist jibes towards Man United’s Patrice Evra, was subjected to chants of “cheat”.
And he gave Cottagers fans the middle finger as he walked off at the end. FA disciplinary chiefs are now debating whether to probe the incident further.
They are waiting to receive the match report from referee Kevin Friend before making any decision.
But Suarez could be hit with a fine and a possible suspension if charged and found guilty.
After the match, Suarez tweeted: “We lost a game that we deserved to win, I’m very upset with what happened tonight ... Cheer up everyone!”
And Reds boss Kenny Dalglish admitted he could be forced to talk to Suarez about his conduct after the latest controversy to hit the Kop idol.
Dalglish said: “I haven’t seen the picture and I’m not taking anybody’s word for it.
“If you show me the picture and I’m convinced that what you’re saying is true, then I’ve got a decision to make.”
In response to Fulham fans branding Suarez a “cheat”, Kenny added: “That is scandalous.
“We’ll look after Luis as best we can, and I think it’s about time he got a bit of protection from some people. His integrity is impeccable. He can look in the mirror and go to bed at night and sleep soundly.”
Dirk Kuyt insists the Reds are still well placed to secure a top-four finish.
Dalglish’s side are five points adrift of fourthplaced Chelsea.
And Kuyt insists the team have to get their season back on track after “a huge disappointment” against Fulham.
Kuyt said: “We definitely want to challenge for the top four and to do that we need to win these type of games. We were unlucky because we had the chances to score.”