Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre to deal with Luis Suarez biting incident

Image: Luis Suarez: Footage appears to show the Liverpool striker bit Branislav Ivanovic

Sky Sports understands Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has postponed a trip to Australia to deal with the Luis Suarez biting incident.

Suarez's spell at Anfield, having arrived from Ajax having just served a seven-match suspension for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal, has been dogged by controversy. Last season he was banned for eight matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra and earlier in the campaign admitted diving in an attempt to win a penalty. Despite his 'darker' side the striker is still coveted by Europe's top clubs and Liverpool are expected to have to fend off interest from them this summer. However, Rodgers insisted now was no time to be deciding whether they had to sell him in the wake of the latest incident. "It is not for me to make any rash comments or any predictions now," he added. "This is a football club where historically players treat people with how the football club respects society, players and everyone. There is certainly no-one bigger than this football club, as a player or a manager. "Players are always replaceable no matter how good they think they are. That is how football works. "Of course there are wonderful talents here we've seen at this club and others over many years. You lose a player you think you can't replace but the next one comes along. "The standards at this football club have been met for many years and that's why it is the worldwide institution that it is. "The history of this club is about respect and how people are treated and that is something that will always be maintained here and will always be long after I am gone."

Around Sky