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Liverpool’s already strained relationship with the FA is set to be put under further pressure following news that Luis Suarez has been handed a one-match ban for making an offensive gesture at Fulham fans during a Premier League game on Dec 5 and will miss Friday’s match with Newcastle United.

The Uruguyan has already been hit with an eight-match suspension after being found guilty of misconduct for using racist language towards Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, with Liverpool awaiting official information on the ruling before making a decision on a likely appeal.

Suarez’s latest punishment means Liverpool could now be without their star striker for nine matches, if the first of the two bans is upheld.

One-match bans for making obscene gestures are the FA’s stock punishment for similar offences. In April last year, Birmingham City right-back Stephen Carr was also suspended for one game after being found guilty of improper conduct.

A statement on the FA website read: “Liverpool player Luis Suarez will begin a one match suspension with immediate effect after he admitted an FA charge of improper conduct in relation to the same game.

“Suarez was also fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct following a gesture he made towards the Fulham fans at the end of the fixture.”

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