Former Liverpool hero Luis Suarez has revealed he felt so ashamed for biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup that he had to lie to his daughter about the incident.

Having previously bitten Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during his time at Liverpool and PSV's Otman Bakkal when he was at Ajax, Fifa suspended the Uruguay international for nine international matches and handed him a four-month ban from competitive football.

Suarez missed the first three months of the season at Barcelona following his £65m move from Liverpool.

The Barcelona striker has revealed he was so ashamed about it, the first time his four-year-old daughter asked him why he was not playing, he told her her that was injured.

"When my daughter asked me why I was not playing, it hurt me very much. I had to face it. At first I said it was because of the knee. But people told me to be sincere to her because she is becoming aware of everything," Suarez claimed during an interview with Catalunya Radio.

"I think it was during the match between Barcelona and Rayo [Vallecano] earlier in the season.

"She asked me why I was not playing and at the end I said: 'Dad had a red card because he did a mistake, because dad is human and he is not perfect.' She has since not asked anymore. I explained everything [to her] and she understood it."

Suarez has said he is trying to change his temper to avoid the same mistakes in the future.

"My character means I will still go fight for every ball and I will not change for anyone. But I will not argue less with opponents, not fight with them as much," he said.

"Now I try to make friends with them. I try to avoid arguments. After what happened to me, I now know that I could end up hurting myself."

Meanwhile, the Uruguay international has said he is enjoying his new live at the Camp Nou as well his partnership with Lionel Messi and Neymar, even though he is yet to score a La Liga goal.

He said: "I know I came to Barcelona to score goals but I'm not worried. I feel important to the team beyond the goals. I hope to score goals but Barca have two phenomena [in Lionel Messi and Neymar], so there's no drama.

"What is happening to me is that instead of acting on instinct, as I usually do, I hesitated [against Valencia] and so I missed some good chances. I will try to regain that instinct."