Dalglish defends Reds actions

2011-12-23 14:11

London - Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish on Friday defended the club's actions in the wake of Luis Suarez' ban for racist abuse, insisting they had not "caused trouble."

Liverpool issued a strongly worded statement attacking the ruling on Tuesday while the club's players also released a statement of their own announcing they were firmly behind the Uruguayan.

Dalglish and Liverpool's players also wore t-shirts with images of Suarez on them ahead of Wednesday's draw with Wigan, a move that was criticised by anti-racism campaigners.

However Dalglish remained steadfast on Friday.

"The statement couldn't have caused anyone any trouble and I don't think the players have caused any trouble with the FA either by their statement or support by their T-shirts," said the Scot.

"If we are not in any trouble we will leave it at that before we do get in any trouble."

Dalglish meanwhile said Suarez had been moved by the support from the club and his team-mates

"He's been quite emotional and very grateful," added Dalglish.

"I don't think it is ever a disappointment when the people you work for give you their undivided support and I think that is the least he deserves."

Liverpool will only decide whether to appeal the ruling once they have received the full written verdict of the disciplinary panel.

"Most of the people have had their say, we've had our say but we will wait for the judgement and take it from there - but it won't be tomorrow," he said.


  • Bob - 2011-12-23 14:53

    I wouldn't expect anything less from my great Liverpool FC, they are 100% correct in standing behind Suarez in light of the pathetic ruling by the FA.

      Deon - 2011-12-24 07:03

      I remember Stevie G wore a T-shirt at the end of a game a few season ago that said "free Michael now", which was in support of Michael Shields who was GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED MURDER.

  • Deon - 2011-12-23 15:59

    Suarez has admitted to using the derogatory word to Evra, and that is why he is being charged so i can't understand all this about standing behind your player and blaming the FA. Saurez admitted it himself (to many newspapers) and used the excuse "it isn't derogatory" in South America. Well news flash it isn't South America.

      Bert - 2011-12-23 17:05

      It isn't derogatory anywhere. It is the official classification of a black person, as caucasian is for white people (courtesy of US of A). You white Deon? If so, you going to get angry if someone calls you caucasian ? Nothing wrong with Negro. Now if he'd done a John Terry calling Ferdinand a Black C..t, then I'd go along with you, but this. Evra and Suarez was handbags at 20 paces.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-23 17:36

      Bert,anything to justify calling people derogoratry words,i see

  • Ruan - 2011-12-23 16:00

    Laughable - should rather focus on the game - average result / side / club!!

  • rossallenronnie - 2011-12-24 06:37

    he admitted to his wrong a racist dont belong in sport he is a disgrace to the sport using abusive langauge after last years day light robbery in the SWC what is he still doing playing soccer when you are a cheat and a racist

  • ruben.maistry - 2011-12-24 10:08

    Wrong is WRONG. Kenny and the players must not condone such actions,for in so doing they are not helping Suarez. The perpatrator must Walk Alone.

  • Reynold - 2012-01-03 09:42

    Outrageous! Perhaps we should also address his thuggery at SWC. He clearly doesn't deserve to be part of this lovely sport. The clubs support is baffling!

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