Kenny Dalglish stands by his man

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has stated that the club will continue to stand by Luis Suarez, as the striker is subject to investigation by the FA.

The governing body are currently looking into Patrice Evra’s claims that the South American attacker insulted him due to his race in October’s 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.

If the Uruguay international is found guilty of the charges he is set to be fined and potentially suspended from action, but Dalglish is sticking by his star player.

“We have said many times before we cannot say anything which will be prejudicial,” the Scottish coach told reporters.

“We are standing right beside him and helping him as much as we possibly can. After it’s finished there is a chance to have a conversation.

“As I said last week the FA should have given you (the media) the information when everything was happening, not us,” he concluded.

Suarez has also been charged with making a derogatory gesture towards Fulham fans at Craven Cottage following the Merseysiders 1-0 defeat to Martin Jol’s men on December 3rd.

Liverpool are currently five points adrift of the top four, and travel to take on Aston Villa in Birmingham on Sunday.

By Gareth McKnight