Suarez scandal: Fowler bites back

Anfield great Robbie Fowler says Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is dragging the club’s name through the mud after the Uruguay star was accused of biting a rival player – yet again.

Suarez, who fired up the Reds' Premier League title race last season, is the subject of a FIFA probe for allegedly sinking his teeth into the shoulder of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D clash at the World Cup on Wednesday morning (Australian time).

“You can’t defend him,” Fowler told talkSPORT.

“Off the pitch he’s an absolutely lovely fella. He does so much work for charity, does so much work in the community in Liverpool and I love him as a player but you cannot condone what he has done.

“When he gets on the pitch he just becomes a different person. I’m flummoxed for words. It’s a real, real tough predicament most Liverpool fans are in. They love him as a player but he’s continually dragging the club’s name through the mud.

“It’s not right, especially after how they helped him last time. They tried to rehabilitate him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went now.”

Suarez has a history of getting nibbly with his opponents.

In 2010, he received a seven-game ban for biting PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal.

Three years later he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and was suspended for 10 matches.

His long list of on-pitch misdemeanours includes racially abusing Patrice Evra in 2011 during a clash between Liverpool and Manchester United.