Monday, 7 January 2013


Luis Suarez was at the centre of yet another row as Liverpool beat non-league Mansfield Town 2-1 to reach the FA Cup fourth round.
Daniel Sturridge took just seven minutes to score on his debut to give Liverpool the lead.
The former Chelsea striker had other chances to score again, but was substituted in the second half and manager Brendan Rodgers brought on Suarez.
The Uruguayan's introduction paid immediate dividends, but not without the controversy for which he has become renowned.
Again Downing was the provider and after Suarez's initial effort was blocked by Marriott. He then used his hand to bundle home the rebound from a couple of yards, sparking appeals from the Mansfield players that went unrewarded.
Mansfield did get a goal back when Matt Green scored with 11 minutes to go, but Liverpool hung on to win.
   Liverpool's Luiz Suarez has become renowed for controversies the striker no doubt is a fantastic talent, a player every manager would do anything to have in his team.
Soccer4life take a look at 5 Luis Suarez most controversial moments.

1.At age of 19 Suárez moved to the Netherlands to play for Groningen in the Eredivisie. Ajax saw potential in Suárez and offered Groningen €3.5 million for him, but Groningen rejected the deal. Suárez was upset and brought his case to the KNVB’s arbitration committee to try to force the transfer and this was the beginning of his controversial life.

2. After moving to Ajax On 20 November 2010, Suárez was in trouble again when he bit PSV's Otman Bakkal on the shoulder during a 0–0 draw. Ajax suspended him for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount which the club said they would donate to a "good cause". The Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf branded Suárez the "Cannibal of Ajax". The KNVB increased Suárez's suspension to seven league matches.

3.During the suspension Ajax and Suarez were in contact with other European clubs interested in Suárez; on 28 January 2011 they accepted a €26.5 million (£22.8 million) offer for Suárez from Premier League club Liverpool. This proved kind of controversial because Suarez was on suspension after biting the Shoulder of Otman Bakkal.

4. At Liverpool the 2011/2012 season was marked by another controversial incident in which Suárez was found guilty by the FA of racially abusing Patrice Evra during a game against Manchester United in October; he was given an eight-game suspension and a £40,000 fine.In their next meeting in February, during the pregame handshakes, Suárez avoided shaking Evra's hand, for which Suárez and Dalglish were later forced to apologize.

5.At the 2010 World cup in South Africa Suárez blocked Dominic Adiyiah’s goalbound header with his hands to save what would have been the game winner and he was sent off. Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing penalty kick off the crossbar and Suárez celebrated the miss. Uruguay won the shootout 4–2 and advanced to the semifinal.
 After the game, Suárez said, "I made the save of the tournament." He claimed he had no alternative and was acting out of instinct. Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac said the play was an "injustice" and Suárez was labeled a villain and a cheat while he "enraged an entire continent [Africa]." But others viewed him as a hero who, due to the automatic suspension that accompanies a red card, sacrificed himself in the semifinal for the unlikely chance that the penalty would be missed and his team would later win.
 While Luis Suarez may have gained a reputation for being in the media for all the wrong reasons and his recent Controversial goal on Sunday against Mansfield Town haven't done him any good, let's not forget he is not the only player who have spaked up such outrage among the Soccer world. Remember Rivaldo's play-acting in 2002 and Thierry Henry's use of his hand against Ireland?
I guess you do.


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