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Jamie Carragher Slams Luis Suarez For Costing Liverpool The Premier League Title

Jamie Carragher Slams Luis Suarez For Costing Liverpool The Premier League Title

Jamie Carragher claims that Luis Suarez cost Liverpool the Premier League title in 2014 after his controversial biting incident with Branislav Ivanovic.

The ex-Liverpool star shockingly bit the ex-Chelsea defender in a 2-2 draw against the Blues at Anfield back in April 2013.

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And the 32-year-old Suarez missed the start of Liverpool's title-challenging season due to a ten-match ban handed down to him as a punishment.

The Barcelona striker subsequently missed the first six matches of Liverpool's season, despite going on to win the Premier League Golden Boot award.

But that hasn't stopped Liverpool legend Carragher from blasting Suarez for his actions and suggesting that it cost the Reds the league title.

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"I wasn't aware of any of this, but got back into the dressing room and then word comes in that Luis has bit Ivanovic," he told Sky Sports.

"Someone asked him and he denied it. I think on that, that it cost Liverpool the league the next season.

"Suarez was banned for five or six games [the following season]. Suarez was the best player by a mile in the league -- he scored almost every game.

"In the first four games he missed, Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton and drew at Swansea. They dropped five points.

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"If Suarez is playing, they probably win both of them, but let's be conservative, you beat Southampton at home.

"You don't realise at the time, looking back now, and the season he had the next year, Player of the Year, Football Writers' Player of the Year, I think if he'd been playing in those games it would've been different."

Liverpool, managed under Brendan Rodgers at the time, would miss out on the league title to Manchester City by two points.

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Suarez would score an incredible 31 times in the league that season and was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year for the 2013-14 campaign.

The Uruguay international left Liverpool in 2014 to complete a stunning £65m move to Barcelona.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Anfield, Chelsea, Football, REds, Branislav Ivanovic, Luis Suarez, Premier League, Blues, Jamie Carragher

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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