24 Dec 2011

Liverpool manager backs his players

6:41 am on 24 December 2011

The Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has defended the club's support of Luis Suarez following criticism for their reaction to the eight-match ban given to Uruguayan footballer who was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Suarez is free to play for the club until an appeal is heard and his team mates showed they were fully behind the striker when they all wore T-shirts emblazoned with his picture before the Premier League match at Wigan Athletic on Thursday.

Liverpool are waiting for full documentation of the case from the Football Association and Dalglish was reluctant to go into detail about what it might contain.

The club was criticised by anti-racist organisations and some former players for their stance over Suarez, but Dalglish says his players have done nothing wrong.

Liverpool face Dalglish's former club Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day.