Liverpool accept Suarez ban
Liverpool have accepted the eight-match ban handed down to Luis Suarez for racially abusing Patrice Evra and will not appeal the sanction, the FA confirmed on Tuesday.
Liverpool had lashed out at Suarez's ban and £40,000 fine, but had stopped short of launching an appeal until the full written ruling of a disciplinary panel was released.
Suarez's ban will now take immediate effect, ruling the Uruguayan international out of Tuesday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
"Liverpool FC have this afternoon informed The FA that they will not be appealing the decision of an Independent Regulatory Commission in relation to the recently proven misconduct charge against Luis Suarez," the FA said.
"Suarez will be suspended with immediate effect for a period of eight matches, starting with this evening's fixture against Manchester City. Suarez was also fined £40,000 and was warned as to his future conduct."