Liverpool news

Dalglish hands support to Suarez

October 20, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says both he and the club are "totally and utterly fully behind" Luis Suarez as the player defends himself against accusations of racism from Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

Patrice Evra battles Luis Suarez
GettyImagesPatrice Evra battles Luis Suarez

• Evra to pursue complaint
• Suarez denies racism
• FA to investigate Evra claims

Evra has insisted he intends to take his complaint all the way following Saturday's meeting between the two sides at Old Trafford. The defender reported the incident to referee Andre Marriner after the final whistle.

"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,'' said Dalglish. "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%.''

Evra is due to be interviewed by the Football Association on Thursday, with Suarez already issuing a public denial of the allegation.