Suarez missed past counseling sessions

Updated: Apr 28, 2013, 17:39 PM IST

London: Disgraced football star Luis Suarez has reportedly skipped psychological counselling sessions organised by his club, which might have prevented the biting controversy.

The Liverpool striker, who was banned for 10 weeks for biting Chelsea`s Branislav Ivanovic during last week`s game, did not attend the voluntary sessions the club has been running for the past six months with sports guru Dr Steve Peters.

However, Suarez will again have to attend Peters` sessions as a part of his rehabilitation, whose sessions he missed in the past.

According to the report, the biting incident is the latest in a long line of controversies of the Uruguyan player, who started the list by butting a referee during his professional debut at the age of 15, followed later by rows with teammates, a deliberate handball at the World Cup then laughing when the -Ghanaian player missed the resulting penalty.

The report also said that Suarez was also banned for racially abusing a rival and two incidents of biting opponents.

However, the report said that the root of Suarez`s bad-boy behaviour lies in his childhood, during which he lived in poverty and had to witness the breaking up of his parents` marriage.