Dalglish backs Suarez support

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has defended his players’ decision to wear t-shirts publicly backing striker Luis Suarez, according to BBC Sport. The Reds team wore the t-shirts to warm up before Wednesday night’s draw with Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Suarez has received an eight game ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. Liverpool will appeal the decision, but their decision to wear the t-shirts has drawn criticism from a number of black footballers including Paul McGrath and Jason Roberts.

Liverpool’s players also made a statement supporting the Uruguayan and Dalglish insisted: “I don’t think the players have caused any trouble.” The statement revealed the support that the Reds dressing room have for Suarez and the way they see him is not the way he is being portrayed.

Paul McGrath described the move to wear a t-shirt as ‘shameful’ and criticised Liverpool defender Glen Johnson for wearing one. Johnson responded on Twitter, stating: “I will support who I want when I want. There are a lot of reasons why I’m standing by Luis Suarez.

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