Sunderland boss Di Canio urges Suarez to stay with Liverpool

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio has urged Luis Suarez to stay with Liverpool and prove his character to the critics.

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio has urged Luis Suarez to stay with Liverpool and prove his character to the critics.

Di i Canio said Suarez "can't be a cannibal" and joked that the Liverpool striker hadn't beaten his own ban length - an 11-game suspension for shoving referee Paul Alcock to the ground when playing for Sheffield Wednesday in 1998.

Di Canio said: "He didn't beat me, it was 11 games! - that was a joke!

"I hope if he stays in England he tries to understand you can't bite the arms off people. You can't be a cannibal!"

But Di Canio reckons the shock of such a long suspension will help Suarez, and insists he can stick it out at Anfield and "show he's a normal person."

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