Liverpool and their ownership group Fenway Sports are said to be working their way through the legal minefield of striker Luis Suarez’s four-month ban from all football for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Liverpool have released a statement saying they will review FIFA’s report before making a decision on their next course of action and that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has been in regular contact with principal owner John Henry from the moment the Suarez incident happened on Tuesday evening.
Having seen no paperwork from the disciplinary hearing the club cannot yet formulate any sort of response and suggestions they are already considering a lawsuit against FIFA are wide of the mark.
If Liverpool did sue FIFA they would have to go through the Court of Arbitration of Sport, which will be a long drawn out process which I cannot see them doing.
Instead what I expect Liverpool to do is appeal to FIFA to make sure that they can either transfer the striker this summer if they want to, or that Suarez can train with the club during his ban to maintain some sort of fitness levels. That will at least give FSG some options as they try and determine what to do with the striker,