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Dalglish questions media over reports

March 8, 2012
By ESPN staff

Kenny Dalglish feels media spin is behind reported interest from Paris Saint Germain in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Dalglish anger over Suarez questions

• PSG confirm Suarez interest

Suarez has been an impressive performer on the pitch for Liverpool since joining the club from Ajax in January 2011, but he has also courted controversy. The Uruguayan was hit with an eight-game ban after being found guilty of using racial language towards Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

The row between the two continued when the sides met at Old Trafford recently, as Suarez refused to shake hands with Evra - although he later apologised for his actions.

It was been claimed that clubs are interested in taking Suarez away from Anfield, with cash rich PSG said to be heading the chase.

The French club's billionaire owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is planning for next season, and a likely Champions League assault, and he came out and named Suarez as a target. Dalglish is aware of the reports, but feels they are not as clear-cut as meets the eye.

He said: "It comes as a surprise to myself that yourselves [journalists] don't know how the media work.

"It was a journalist that mentioned the list of names and it was the chairman that said, 'Oh, they are interesting'. It was a list of names and Suarez's name was mentioned, but I don't know if it was Luis Suarez. I don't know what Suarez it is.

"Also if the guy who sends the story in, if it is not repeated anywhere else and it has no soul and is not attractive to a newspaper, they don't get any money.

"So I think it will be interesting to yourselves to disclose to the general public where the story comes from, how they get there, instead of asking us questions every time somebody's name appears in a paper."