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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has drawn considerable flak for his diving antics since moving to Anfield in January last year. However, the Uruguayan has not taken kindly to the words of FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce, who accused Suarez of â€˜cheating' recently, reported the Sun.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis had first called for action on the player for his apparent dive in their 0-0 draw a fortnight ago. Boyce made harsh comments about Suarez, going as far as calling diving â€˜a little bit of a cancer within the game'.
The 25 year-old hit back at Boyce, telling Argentinian radio, â€œThis guy, I've no idea who he is. I don't know why he has been talking about me. He certainly can't be well-known and he wants to get publicity. I have lived through a lot in the past year with people saying things about me. But I have continued playing and proving my job is what happens on the pitch.â€
The Uruguayan FA also came forward in support of the striker, writing a letter of complaint to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The striker has been a bit unlucky too with referees sometimes overlooking genuine fouls on Suarez owing to his reputation.
Brendan Rodgers will hope that this controversy has little effect on Suarez as he is the only recognized striker in the Reds' squad after Fabio Borini picked up an injury whilst on international duty. Rodgers is praying that Suarez can stay injury-free till January, when he can buy more players to compensate for the severe shortage of strikers at Anfield.
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