Kenny Dalglish stands by his man

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has stated that he will stand by striker Luis Suarez, after the attacker was accused of racism in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last weekend.

United defender Patrice Evra claimed that the Uruguay international racially abused him, with the supposed incident under investigation by the FA.

Depsite this, the Scottish coach has supported his South American forward, and feels that the player is hugely important to the Anfield club.

“The only thing I will say – and then it is put to bed – is that the football club and everyone at the football club is totally and utterly fully behind Luis Suarez,” Dalglish told the club’s official website.

“There was an allegation after the game about him diving all over the place and there was an allegation from Patrice Evra. Obviously the two things are emotive but we support the wee man on both things.

“At the start of the week the club made their position known and apart from what I have said we won’t be adding to it. We are fully looking forward to a complete, transparent report from the FA and we will co-operate 100 per cent,” he concluded.

Suarez is set to compete for the Merseyside outfit against Norwich on Saturday, as Liverpool look for three points to get them into top four contention.

By Gareth McKnight