Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has strongly defended Luis Suarez, insisting that the forward should not be "thrown to the garbage" over his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The Reds star was hit with a 10-game ban for sinking his teeth into the Serbian on Sunday. The club had fined him and indicated that they would accept a punishment from the Football Association but hasreacted with shock at the length of the suspension.
Asked by reporters if he had been let down by Suarez, Rodgers replied: "No, not at all. I believe if I had half a dozen more players with a similar mentality then we would be in a different position as a football club.