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Friday 24 November 2017

SUAREZ TIMELINE

April 21: Bites Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The officials do not notice and he goes on to score an equaliser in added time.

April 22: Charged with violent conduct by the FA. British prime minister David Cameron, via a spokesman, suggests disciplinary panel should take into account that footballers are role models.

April 24: Banned for 10 matches.

May 31: Says he wants to leave Liverpool, primarily to escape the English media.

July 23: Arsenal make an offer of £40,000,001, believing this will trigger a release clause. Liverpool reject bid.

August 4: Plays at Anfield in Steven Gerrard's testimonial. Cheered by fans.

August 6: Asks to join Arsenal, claiming Liverpool promised he could go if they were not in the Champions League.

August 7: Liverpool insist they will not sell. Suarez is ordered to train away from first team.

August 16: Returns to first-team training, possibly after making an apology.

Irish Independent

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