Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could be hit with a six match ban over his racism charge.

The Mirror says Suarez faces a minimum six game ban after being charged with racially abusing Patrice Evra.

The FA have decided they have enough evidence following their month-long investigation to charge Liverpool's Uruguayan striker and they have far-reaching powers to punish him if he is found guilty.

Although there is no precedent, the FA have the scope to hit Suarez with a hefty fine and a long suspension because of the seriousness of the offence.

Liverpool immediately put out a statement in response to the charge, saying their man would be pleading not guilty.