Luis Suarez Will Not Appeal Misconduct Charge, Eight-Game Suspension Starts Against Manchester City

The FA has announced that Luis Suarez and Liverpool FC will not be appealing his misconduct charge for the racial abuse of Patrice Evra. This means that Suarez's suspension begins on Tuesday night, when Liverpool take on Manchester City. Suarez is suspended for eight games, and has been fined £40,000.

Though the FA released this news less than two hours before the kickoff of the Liverpool - Manchester City match, it's likely that Kenny Dalglish has been aware of this for quite some time and that Suarez was never in his plans for the match. Andy Carroll will almost certainly start again, though it will be interesting to see what other adjustments Kenny Dalglish makes.

During his lengthy ban, Suarez will miss a key clash against Tottenham Hotspur. If Liverpool advance in the FA Cup, he will also miss a match against rivals Manchester United. Liverpool currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League.

For more, check in with our two Liverpool blogs, Anfield Asylum and The Offside Liverpool.

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