Tom Werner concedes “Mistakes were made”
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has admitted the football club could have handled Luis Suarez’s racism charge better.
One of the main sagas of last year’s Premier League season, was sparked when Suarez was charged with racially abusing Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra.
The controversy begun when then Liverpool boss, Kenny Dalglish ordered his team to wear t-shirts defending their star striker, following the FA’s decision to hand the Uruguayan an eight game ban.
Tensions reached boiling point when Suarez refused to shake the hand of the French left back.
Werner told BBC Radio five live things could have gone better, “I think we may have handled it differently in retrospect.
“Some mistakes were made but I do feel the episode is over with. We have moved on. Lessons have been learned.” Werner also told the BBC it is “critical” that the club secure Champions League football this year.
The Anfield club are absent from Europe’s premier competition for a third straight season and miss out on the financial benefits of being in that competition. Domestic rivals Chelsea, reportedly earned £47 million, after winning the competition outright last term.