Sunday, April 21, 2013
Suarez apologises to Ivanovic
— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) April 21, 2013
In a statement on Liverpool's official website, Suarez added: "I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea.
"I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovi to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down."
Rodgers added: "Having reviewed the video footage and spoken to Luis, his behaviour is unacceptable and I have made him aware of this."
Ayre said: "Luis has made an unreserved apology for his actions today. His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down. We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA."
The FA are still expected to take action against Suarez, who was nicknamed "the cannibal of Ajax", after biting an opponent, PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal, during his time in Holland.
The controversial striker was given an eight-match ban last season when he was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness had called his actions "embarrassing" and said he is in the last-chance saloon at Anfield now.
And Gary Lineker, the top goalscorer in the 1986 World Cup, called on the PFA to remove Suarez from the shortlist for the Player of the Year award.