Luis Suarez kicked & clotheslined Branislav Ivanovic in May 2012

As the Luis Suarez biting Branislav Ivanovic madness settles into the public consciousness, plenty are mentioning a previous time the Uruguayan and the Serb went at it on the Anfield turf.

We don’t have to go far back for the last time Luis Suarez physically abused Branislav Ivanovic, in fact it was the last time Chelsea played at Anfield.

On May 8, 2012, Chelsea were soundly beaten 4-1 at Anfield and Suarez put himself about with a kick and clothesline on Ivanovic that caused a few headlines in the aftermath of the match.

The video below contains both incidents from last season’s game.

In many ways it is a surprise that Ivanovic was so forgiving to Suarez in the aftermath of the bite incident, although the Serbian defender undoubtedly knows how to put himself about on a football pitch…

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Luis Suarez bites Otman Bakkal: The previous incident from 2010.