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5 of the most sensational Premier League moments - Part 2

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:22 IST

#4 Suarez biting Ivanovic


Luis Suarez's penchant for biting opposition players has got him banned a number of times throughout his illustrious career and you never quite know what is going on in Suarez's head until he puts it on display. Once labelled as a 'disgrace' by Sir Alex Ferguson, Suarez biting Chelsea's Ivanovic during the game led to a huge uproar.

Liverpool were 2-1 down when Luis Suarez had his moment of madness with Branislav Ivanovic. Later on, Liverpool scored the equaliser but it didn't help them secure the Champions League spot.

Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers refused to comment on the incident and asked to review the footage. Suarez got a 10 match ban by FA for biting Ivanovic which sparked another controversy when it was suggested that the FA and English media were being unfair to Luis Suarez.

Suarez explained the bite and said, “With Ivanovic in 2013, we had to beat Chelsea still to have any chance of making it into the Champions League. I was having a terrible game. I gave away a stupid penalty with a handball and I could feel everything slipping through our fingers. I could feel myself getting wound up. The fear of failure clouds everything for me — even the blatantly obvious fact that I have at least 20,000 pairs of eyes on me; it is not as if I am not going to be seen. Logic doesn’t come into it."

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Published 02 Jan 2018, 15:56 IST
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