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Dalglish stands by Suarez

Liverpool boss fully behind striker following racism accusations

Last Updated: 20/10/11 3:33pm

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Luis Suarez: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given his support to the Uruguay striker

Luis Suarez: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given his support to the Uruguay striker

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has declared that everyone at the club is fully behind Luis Suarez after the striker was accused of racism.

Patrice Evra claimed after Manchester United's 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday that Suarez had verbally abused him on a number of occasions during the game.

Suarez immediately refuted the allegations, which the Football Association are looking into.

Dalglish, wearing a badge promoting anti-racism organisation Kick It Out's One Game, One Community campaign, gave his backing to Suarez as he spoke to the media ahead of Liverpool's home game against Norwich on Saturday.

He also rejected suggestions by United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson, made after the game, that the Uruguay international was guilty of going to ground to easily.

"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 per cent."

Suarez keen to improve

Dalglish's focus remains on the weekend clash with the Canaries and Suarez is looking to help Liverpool return to winning ways.

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The striker feels Liverpool's performances are gradually getting better and is confident his own game can reach a higher level.

"I think I can still keep improving and offer that little bit more," Suarez told Liverpool's official website. "I am happy at how the team is playing as a whole, but from a personal point of view I'd love to be able to provide that bit extra for the team.

"The main thing is the team played well (against Manchester United) and we are pleased with the performance - it shows promise for the rest of the Premier League campaign.

"We're certainly capable of beating anyone. The team is in good form and feeling very confident, and it's also good the manager can see we have the ambition to pick up trophies.

"But for now, we'll take each match as it comes and hope to pick up some victories in the next few games."

Positive additions

Suarez has been impressed by the way Liverpool's summer recruits have fitted into the squad and made valuable contributions on the pitch.

He said: "I think the new arrivals have all been positive additions that have helped the team a lot.

"Although they know they are key players, the main thing is all of the squad knows we are in it together.

"No one player is bigger than the rest - on the field we are all equal."

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