London, England

Liverpool has fined striker Luis Suarez an undisclosed amount for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during their Sunday's Premier League showdown.

"We've taken action to fine Luis for his actions. Manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken to him and I've spoken to him, and Brendan will be working with him further on his discipline." said Liverpool FC managing director Ian Ayre.

Ayre added that Suarez has asked the team to donate the fine to the Hillsborough Family Support Group, which supports families of the 96 people who died in a stadium tragedy during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest 24 years ago.

He added that the team will also work with Suarez to improve his demeanor and discipline during games that has affected his outstanding play.

"Hopefully that puts the matter to rest from our point of view and we'll wait and see if there's any further action from the football authorities," Ayre said.

Ayre clarified that despite the incident, Suarez's place on the team is secured.

"Luis is a very important player to the club. He's a very popular player with his teammates. As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we'd all love to see him here throughout that contract," he said.

Suarez issued a swift apology following the conclusion of the game and also spoke to the Serbia international.

"I've spoken to Ivanovic on the phone so I could apologize directly to him," Suarez tweeted. "Thanks for accepting."

It was not the first time that Suarez committed such an act. While playing for Ajax, he was banned for seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal during a match in November 2010.

He moved to Liverpool in January 2011 and was given eight-match suspension and fined for racially abusing Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra in December 2011.

Despite his apology, the Football Association will still investigate Suarez's action and determine if it merits a long suspension.