Jan Molby: 'Liverpool have learned from past mistakes with Luis Suarez'

Former Liverpool star Jan Molby criticises Luis Suarez over his controversial behaviour.

Former Liverpool player Jan Molby has claimed that the club has learned lessons from the way it handled Luis Suarez's controversial behaviour in the past.

The Uruguay striker was recently handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Charruas' 1-0 win against the Azzurri last week.

Ex-Denmark international Molby believes that the club will now "swallow their pride" and allow Suarez to take his punishment on the chin.

"It is unprecedented that Liverpool should be punished for something one of their players did while he was on international duty. They have no right of appeal and hopefully the reason behind that will be explained in FIFA's report," he told Eurosport.

"For their part, Liverpool have learnt from mistakes in the past. They will take their time and get the advice that they need and see how is best to take this forward – if indeed they wish to do anything.

"It may be a case where Liverpool swallow their pride and allow Suarez to take his punishment and move on."

Molby went on to criticise the Uruguay national team for defending Suarez, insisting that the forward should be held accountable for his actions.

"The environment in the Uruguayan camp is far from helpful either. It is becoming a problem that he is currently away from Liverpool as he will be taking advice from people who will be trying to convince him that he is innocent and has done nothing wrong," he added.

"The other times when he has been in trouble he has been in Liverpool which has given the club the opportunity to sit down and talk with him. The big issue here is that these people are going to try to brainwash him into him believing that yet again he is the victim.

"Uruguay are trying to defend him, even when it is indefensible. It has reached the stage now where there is no rhyme or reason for this."

Rumours linking Suarez with Real Madrid and Barcelona intensified in the wake of the incident.

Share this article now:
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
Read Next:
Uruguay to pull out of World Cup?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand