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Picture jokes about Luis Suarez biting Branslav Ivanovic already on Twitter

Fancy a bit of All-Branislav Photoshop pranksters take to Twitter after Suarez bites Chelsea defender Ivanovic

By
Charlie Skillen

PUBLISHED:

01:21 GMT, 22 April 2013

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UPDATED:

01:23 GMT, 22 April 2013

You've got to feel dorry for Branislav Ivanovic. No sooner have you calmed down from being bitten by Luis Suarez, now pictures making fun of your pain have been posted all over Twitter.

Chelsea defender Ivanovic was subject to a shocking attack by Suarez, who sunk his teeth into his opponent in the second half of the 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Collar: Perhaps this would stop Suarez biting, while (below) there's a cereal and a new film for the incident

Collar: Perhaps this would stop Suarez biting, while (below) there's a cereal and a new film for the incident

Bran

Gnaws

Chez Suarez: Which other footballers could be on the menu

Chez Suarez: Which other footballers could be on the menu

Not only did Suarez stay on the pitch, he scored an equaliser in the dying seconds of the match to snatch Liverpool a point.

To rub salt in the wound, Photoshop pranksters have taken to Twitter to make light of the incident with different mock-ups.

One shows the Chelsea defender on a packet of cereal – All-Branislav, of course – while another has the controversial Liverpool striker on the cover of shark flick 'Gnaws.'

That's not likely to be popular viewing in the Ivanovic household…

Spot the difference: Luis Suarez sinks his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic

Spot the difference: Luis Suarez sinks his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic

Luis Suarez appears to bite Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic

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VIDEO: Liverpool ace Suso cheats at Guess Who? on LFC TV

VIDEO: Guess Who's the winner at Anfield when two Liverpool players go head to head for this title…

By
Frank Foster

PUBLISHED:

17:45 GMT, 13 February 2013

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UPDATED:

21:36 GMT, 13 February 2013

Liverpool winger Suso had to be reprimanded by the presenter of LFC TV's Kop Kids show after cheating in a game of 'Guess Who' against Luis Enrique.

The young Spaniard locked horns with his fellow countryman at the classic children's game and the winger used some suspect tactics as he claimed victory.

Such was the controversy caused by his
indiscretions, Kop Kid's presenter Charlotte was forced to intervene and
declare a re-match.

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Cheeky: Suso appeared to cheat during a game of 'Guess Who'

Cheeky: Suso appeared to cheat during a game of 'Guess Who'

Cheeky: Suso appeared to cheat during a game of 'Guess Who'

The latest edition of LFC TV's Kop Kid's show saw the Spanish duo go head to head at a number of retro games including Hungry Hippos, Jenga, Buckaroo and Screwball Scramble.

Summer signing Fabio Borini also makes an appearance as another young presenter attempts to teach him some Scouse.

Young Liverpool fans will certainly hope that future competitors will respect the laws of the game a little more than Suso.

The show will air on at noon on Sunday.

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Joe Allen believes Liverpool can improve in the Premier League if they can replicate QPR masterclass

Allen believes Liverpool can bring back success to Anfield if they can replicate QPR masterclass

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UPDATED:

16:11 GMT, 31 December 2012

Joe Allen believes there are 'exciting times ahead' for Liverpool if they can start producing performances like yesterday's at QPR on a regular basis.

The Reds dominated at Loftus Road, impressing from start to finish as they romped to a 3-0 victory despite manager Brendan Rodgers' enforced absence.

Luis Suarez struck twice in the opening 16 minutes, before Daniel Agger netted in a first half in which Liverpool completely outplayed the hosts.

Engine: Allen was instrumental in Liverpool comfortable victory at Loftus road

Engine: Allen was instrumental in Liverpool comfortable victory at Loftus road

They tapered off after the break but their level of speed and skill in the opening 45 minutes is something summer signing Allen believes bodes well for the Anfield club.

'That is what we're aiming to do in every game.'

'If we can get that level of performance as consistently as possible then we have some exciting times ahead.

'I am extremely pleased. We had a disappointing result, as everyone knows, away to Stoke so it is always important to bounce back first and foremost with a good performance.

'To score three goals and keep a clean sheet is a massive bonus.

'It was a good team performance but when you've got a player like Luis Suarez that can create and score goals out of nothing, it is a pretty big help.'

As impressive as Liverpool were, there is no doubt QPR let themselves down yesterday.

That, though, is not something Allen is keen to focus on, instead pointing to the performance he and his team-mates produced.

'We like to focus on ourselves,' he said.

'When you come away and get a victory like this, it is obviously a massive boost to our confidence.

'I think we like to take credit maybe for the way we played and making it hard for them.'

The victory was made all the more impressive by the fact they did it without manager Rodgers.

The Reds boss was sent home from London ill, so assistant manager Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh were on the sidelines instead.

Talisman: Suarez tore QPR apart in the first-half on Sunday

Talisman: Suarez tore QPR apart in the first-half on Sunday

'I think when things like this happen it is a bit of a shock,' Allen added.

'It sets you back a little bit but we've got great staff here and people that can step in.

'They can obviously do a great job and as players we are professional enough to get on with things.'

The win moved Liverpool up to ninth in the standings, while QPR's predicament gets worse by the game.

The bottom-place side have now won just one of their 20 Premier League outings this season, leaving them eight points adrift of safety.

Redknapp was quick to talk up QPR's chances of survival after the game, but admits he had to bring on defensive midfielder Shaun Derry for Djibril Cisse at half-time in a bid to protect his side's goal difference.

Subsitute: Colin Pascoe took charge of the team after Brendan Rodgers was sidelined through illness

Subsitute: Colin Pascoe took charge of the team after Brendan Rodgers was sidelined through illness

'In the second half it became a case of damage limitation,' he said.

'You can't be stupid about it.

'What can you do Open up and say you're going to score four goals in the second half against a side like that

'Sometimes you've got to be realistic. No one wants to attack more than I do but when you're up against a team that can cut through you like we were, you have to be realistic.

Reinforcements: Redknapp is targeting new players in the January transfer window including West Ham's Mohamed Diame

Reinforcements: Redknapp is targeting new players in the January transfer window including West Ham's Mohamed Diame

'I thought we had some good movement in the second half and created a couple of good opportunities, played some decent stuff, but it's not easy.'

It is clear that QPR need fresh faces if they are to beat the drop, with Redknapp recently admitting an interest in bringing former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka back to west London.

Reports have also suggested the Rs boss wants to be reunited with Joe Cole, a player he managed at West Ham, although last week he insisted there had been no contact with the Liverpool player.

Today has also seen QPR linked to West Ham's Mohamed Diame, Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila and Marseille's Loic Remy, although persuading them to join the league's bottom-place side may prove a tough task.

FA to change penalties after John Terry and Luis Suarez incidents

FA ready to stamp on racists with new punishments for abuse

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UPDATED:

21:54 GMT, 8 December 2012

The FA is ready to introduce mandatory eight-game bans for any racial abuse in the wake of the John Terry affair.

And clubs whose players are repeat offenders could also be charged and fined under new guidelines being drawn up to revamp the FA regulations on combating racism.

The FA's independent disciplinary commission were criticised after only imposing a four-game ban on Chelsea captain Terry after he was found to have racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand

Controversy: Chelsea's John Terry (right) was banned for four matches after being found guilty of abusing Anton Ferdinand (centre)

Controversy: Chelsea's John Terry (right) was banned for four matches after being found guilty of abusing Anton Ferdinand (centre)

Liverpool's Luis Suarez only received an eight-game ban after he was ruled to have repeatedly abused Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra.

However, from next season any incident of proven racial abuse will result in at least an eight-game ban, with the possibility of those found guilty missing 10 or 12 matches under discussion.

And a rule which would allow the FA to charge and fine clubs for the actions of their players is a further attempt to ensure clubs communicate the importance of the issue.

Lionel Messi deserves Ballon D"Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, say football greats

Football greats say Messi deserves Ballon D'Or ahead of rival Ronaldo

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UPDATED:

16:44 GMT, 27 November 2012

Lionel Messi should be crowned the best footballer in the world for the fourth consecutive year, according to some of the game’s greatest players.

In a poll of 13 of the Ballon D’Or’s past winners, Messi beat his greatest rival Cristiano Ronaldo by seven votes to three with three others claiming they could not choose between them.

France Football, the publication that originally commissioned the trophy back in 1956, spoke to past winners Kaka, Alfredo di Stefano, Ruud Gullit, Luis Figo, Kevin Keegan, Karlheinz Rummenigge, Marco Van Basten, Luis Suarez Miramontes, Raymond Kopa, Matthias Sammer, Franz Beckenbauer, Andrei Shevchenko and Gianni Rivera.

Selected: Lionel Messi was picked by more of the former winners than Cristiano Ronaldo (below) was

Selected: Lionel Messi was picked by more of the former winners than Cristiano Ronaldo (below) was

Ronaldo

Ronaldo

Asked to give their choice, former England captain Keegan, who won the trophy in 1978 and 1979, sided with brilliant Barcelona star Messi. His view was shared by Rumenigge, van Basten, Suarez, Kopa, Sammer and Shevchenko.

Surprisingly, former Real Madrid stars di Stefano and Figo plus ex-Chelsea midfielder Gullit all said they couldn’t decide while Kaka voted for his Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo as did Beckenbauer and former Milan midfielder Rivera.

Messi, who first won in 2009, is the favourite to win again at the award ceremony in Zurich on January 7.

On the fence: Ruud Gullit said he couldn't decide

On the fence: Ruud Gullit said he couldn't decide

The golden ball trophy was originally made to recognise the best player in Europe when it was awarded for the very first time by France Football in 1956 to Stanley Matthews and 44 players have won it in total.

It merged with FIFA’S World Player of the Year award in 2010.

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Brendan Rodgers hails Luis Suarez

Rodgers lauds Luis after brilliant brace: 'Suarez is absolutely outstanding'

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UPDATED:

18:55 GMT, 17 November 2012

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his 'master marksman' Luis Suarez after the striker produced another devastating display to defeat Wigan 3-0.

After a surprisingly flat first half by his own high standards, the Uruguay international scored twice and assisted with the third for Jose Enrique as the Reds registered only their fourth Barclays Premier League win of 2012.

Suarez now has nine league goals this season – making him England's top scorer – 12 overall and 26 in 56 league matches since arriving from Ajax in January 2011.

At the double: Suarez scored two goals as Liverpool cruised to victory over Wigan

At the double: Suarez scored two goals as Liverpool cruised to victory over Wigan

Match facts

Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Agger (Carragher 82), Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suarez (Shelvey 87), Fernandez Saez (Henderson 36).

Subs Not Used: Jones, Sahin, Cole, Coates.

Goals: Suarez 47, 58, Jose Enrique 65.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Ramis, Caldwell (Gomez 69), Figueroa, Boyce, Watson (Jones 32), McCarthy, Beausejour, Maloney, Di Santo (Miyaichi 69),Kone.

Subs Not Used: Pollitt, McManaman, Boselli, Stam.

Booked: Figueroa, Caldwell, Di Santo.

Attendance: 44,913

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).

'Luis is a very big part of the team.
His first goal was a wonderful finish with a great weight of pass from
young Raheem (Sterling),' said the Reds boss.

'He finished it great and for the
second one there was a lovely pass from Enrique and a nice little
off-the-shoulder run and finish.

'He is a master marksman, absolutely outstanding, and we are thrilled to have him.'

Suarez, the club's only fit senior
striker, has scored more than half of Liverpool's 17 league goals but
Rodgers is not concerned the burden may become too much on the
25-year-old.

'Not at all. Of course we want other support around that but you can see he thrives on it,' added the Northern Irishman.

'If you look at his goal return this
season already he is enjoying playing in the system and enjoying the
freedom of being that loose striker.

The Liverpool manager has seen a precedent in the Premier League already and hopes the left-back can emulate it.

'If you look at (Tottenham's) Gareth Bale, he played at left-back and then moved forward and showed his strengths,' he added.

'Jose is someone I think can do that role with his power and pace.

'I said to him yesterday him and Raheem can get goals if they get (positionally) inside the frame of the goal.

'If you watch the replay he makes up a lot of ground to get in there and anticipate the rebound.'

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez felt
fatigue from the midweek international fixtures played a part in their
second-half performance but losing Ben Watson to a broken leg did not
help.

Kop idol: The Uruguayan celebrates after netting a double

Kop idol: The Uruguayan celebrates after netting a double

'If you look at (Tottenham's) Gareth Bale, he played at left-back and then moved forward and showed his strengths,' he added.

'Jose is someone I think can do that role with his power and pace.

'I said to him yesterday him and Raheem can get goals if they get (positionally) inside the frame of the goal.

'If you watch the replay he makes up a lot of ground to get in there and anticipate the rebound.'

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez felt
fatigue from the midweek international fixtures played a part in their
second-half performance but losing Ben Watson to a broken leg did not
help.

Kop that: Enrique put the result beyond doubt after scoring his side's third goal

Kop that: Enrique put the result beyond doubt after scoring his side's third goal

The 27-year was caught just above the shin by Reds winger Raheem Sterling's knee as they jumped for a ball in the first half.

'He has a fracture and we are going to assess him now because maybe he will require surgery,' said the Spaniard.

'If he needs surgery he will probably be out for four months and that will be a major blow for us.

'The injury affected us too much because I thought we started quite sharp and controlled the game in the first half.

'I thought we were the team who looked like being a real threat and I thought we stopped Liverpool completely.

Put it there: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers shakes hands with Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez

Put it there: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers shakes hands with Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez

Net gains: Suarez wheels away in celebration after scoring his second goal in nine minutes

Net gains: Suarez wheels away in celebration after scoring his second goal in nine minutes

'Unfortunately in the second half we suffered too much from the international fixtures.

'The first goal we gave it away – it was one of those days as nothing went our way.

'The second goal went in and the third goal came from a throw-in which should have been our ball.

'We attracted all sorts of bad decisions and bad luck.'

Up for the battle: Gerrard was back playing in a Liverpool shirt after featuring in his 100th game for England

Up for the battle: Gerrard was back playing in a Liverpool shirt after featuring in his 100th game for England

Liverpool"s Raheem Sterling wants 50k deal: EXCLUSIVE

EXCLUSIVE: Teen ace Sterling wants 50k-a-week deal to stay at Liverpool

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UPDATED:

02:29 GMT, 10 November 2012

Raheem Sterling is poised to reject Liverpool’s initial offer of a new contract after talks opened last week.

Sterling, who has burst into the first team at Anfield this season, has 18 months to run on a deal worth 2,000 a week plus appearance bonuses and has clubs keen on luring him away from Merseyside.

High demands: Raheem Sterling wants parity with the Liverpool's first-team

High demands: Raheem Sterling wants parity with the Liverpool's first-team

He is 18 next month and although money was not discussed at the meeting, Liverpool have been preparing terms in the region of 20,000 a week.

Sterling’s camp, however, have made it clear they would reject such an offer and consider their options. They believe he deserves closer to 50,000 a week, putting him in the same bracket as other established first-teamers. Stewart Downing, barely picked this season, earns 60,000 a week.

Sterling has made such an impact that he got his first England call-up for Wednesday’s friendly in Sweden.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his winger.

'He has been fantastic this season since he has broken in,’ he said. ‘It’s a great effort by him. He deserves his call-up.’

Flying start: The 17-year-old has exploded onto the scene this season, though his youthful inexperience has been noticeable at times

Flying start: The 17-year-old has exploded onto the scene this season, though his youthful inexperience has been noticeable at times

Flying start: The 17-year-old has exploded onto the scene this season, though his youthful inexperience has been noticeable at times

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s boss has said he does not mind that he missed out on working with Fernando Torres as he has Luis Suarez to call upon instead. Torres has not scored against Liverpool since leaving the club for 50million in January 2011 and has struggled at Chelsea.

Suarez, by contrast, goes into tomorrow’s contest as arguably the most dangerous forward in England.

‘Torres decided to move on and Liverpool got in a world-class striker who has been absolutely breathtaking, particularly this season,’ Rodgers said. ‘Luis is world class and we are delighted with him. Liverpool did terrifically out of the deal and we have got a top player here.’

Fabricio Coloccini red card was fair – Graham Poll

Referee Taylor held his nerve throughout and made right call on Coloccini

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UPDATED:

00:00 GMT, 5 November 2012

Anthony Taylor is a highly regarded referee who justified his rating at Anfield on Sunday.

He stayed calm when the home crowd demanded free-kicks but when the big decision came he rightly dismissed Fabricio Coloccini in the 84th minute for a late, dangerous tackle on Luis Suarez.

Poor challenge: Fabricio Coloccini made little attempt to get the ball

Poor challenge: Fabricio Coloccini made little attempt to get the ball

The Uruguayan was blameless and certainly did nothing to exaggerate the effect of Coloccini’s challenge as Taylor reacted very quickly to prevent any retaliatory reaction from Liverpool players.

The tackle was almost a stamp and a very late one. The contact might have been minimal but what was clear was that the tackle was made with studs up and looked intended to harm. Of course intent is not highlighted in law but experience tells you when such a challenge needs the ultimate punishment.

Get off: Coloccini is ordered from the field by referee Anthony Taylor

Get off: Coloccini is ordered from the field by referee Anthony Taylor

Alan Pardew may well have felt aggrieved but Taylor was right.

Anfield saw an excellent referee perform well but the home fans will no doubt cite the early challenge on Suarez — replays showed it was a foul which should have resulted in a penalty — as reason not to admire Taylor’s performance completely.

Liverpool apologise to Sean Cummins over Duncan Jenkins threats by Jen Chang

Red-faced Liverpool forced to say sorry over Chang's threats against man behind infamous fake Twitter account

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UPDATED:

17:39 GMT, 30 October 2012

Liverpool have been forced into issuing a humbling apology to fan Sean Cummins, the creator of spoof journalist 'Duncan Jenkins' after he was threatened by communications director Jen Chang.

Chang met with Cummins after believing he was tweeting inside information leaked to him through a mole at the club.

But managing director Ian Ayre has now apologised for the distress caused but did not disclose whether Chang will be punished by the club.

Threats: Liverpool's director of communications Jen Chang (right)

Threats: Liverpool's director of communications Jen Chang (right)

SPORTSMAIL SAYS…

Martin Samuel: Chang should know using the supporters as muscle is a dangerous abuse of power

Ironically, Chang was brought to the club to improve its image after they were widely criticised for the handling of the Luis Suarez race row last season.

Ayre, who met Cummins for a second time on Tuesday, writes in the letter published by Sporting Intelligence: 'Based on everything I have heard and seen, including information provided by the parties involved in the matter, I acknowledge some of the elements you highlight were not appropriate.

'I would therefore like to apologise to you on behalf of Liverpool FC, for any upset and distress this caused you.

Take a seat: Jen Chang met 'Duncan Jenkins' in Manchester after believing there was a mole in Anfield

Take a seat: Jen Chang met 'Duncan Jenkins' in Manchester after believing there was a mole in Anfield

'Clearly it is not appropriate for me to comment on how the club is managing this internally, and I trust you understand this.'

Cummins, describing himself as a 'perspiring football journo', pretended to have inside knowledge about transfers at Anfield.

Chang set up a meeting with Cummins at
the Evuna restaurant in Manchester in August – but Cummins alleges this
was the start of the meltdown in the relations between the pair.

Apology: Ian Ayre

duncan jenkins twitter profile image

Apology: Ian Ayre has admitted Chang was in the wrong when he met spoof journalist 'Duncan Jenkins' (right)

The blogger claimed Chang demanded to know who his alleged mole was but Cummins pointed out that all his information was lifted from fans’ forums.

After accusing Cummins of costing the club 300,000 extra in the Fabio Borini transfer from Roma this summer because of ‘information’ posted on the Jenkins Twitter feed, it is then alleged that Chang demanded he tweet under the fake account to ‘confess’ there was no mole and the whole account was made up.

Chang described the allegations about threats made at the meeting as ‘fictitious nonsense’.

Liverpool target Helsinki striker Johan Pohjanpalo

Rodgers looking to bring Helsinki youngster Pohjanpalo to Anfield

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UPDATED:

07:02 GMT, 23 October 2012

Liverpool are keen on HJK Helsinki striker Joel Pohjanpalo.

The Anfield side wanted to sign him in the summer but will revisit a deal in January for the Finland Under 21 international.

Target: Brendan Rodgers (centre) wants the youngster

Target: Brendan Rodgers (centre) wants the youngster

Borussia Monchengladbach are also keen on the 18-year-old.

The club are currently in the middle of a striking crisis, with Luis Suarez the only fit available forward.