Luis Suarez's courted controversy at Old Trafford
Kenny Dalglish believes Luis Suarez was right to apologise for his conduct ahead of the game against Manchester United, admitting he also failed to behave "in a way befitting of a Liverpool manager".
In the aftermath of the game Dalglish told a television interviewer he was "bang out of order" to accuse Suarez of inflaming matters, but the Scot has now admitted that the Uruguayan's conduct was wrong - and so was his.
"Ian Ayre has made the club's position absolutely clear and it is right that Luis Suarez has now apologised for what happened at Old Trafford," said Dalglish. "To be honest, I was shocked to hear that the player had not shaken hands having been told earlier in the week that he would do.
"But as Ian said earlier, all of us have a responsibility to represent this club in a fit and proper manner and that applies equally to me as Liverpool manager. When I went on TV after yesterday's game I hadn't seen what had happened, but I did not conduct myself in a way befitting of a Liverpool manager during that interview and I'd like to apologise for that."
The response from three of Liverpool's key characters follows a negative reaction in the United States to the latest incident. The New York Times said Liverpool's Boston-based owners, Fenway Sports Group, need to act in order to "repair the club's global image".
Leading with the headline "Another Ugly Incident Mars Liverpool's Good Name'', the Times wrote: "If the Fenway Sports Group is to be the responsible team owner in soccer that it has proved to be in baseball, it needs to get hold of Liverpool, its club in England's Premier League, and repair its global image fast.
"On Saturday, Liverpool lost at Manchester United, 2-1, allowing United to temporarily move into first place in the Premier League. There is no disgrace in such a loss; United, the defending English champions, are vying to keep that title this season, and they very rarely lose at home.
"But there was disgrace, witnessed by television viewers around the world, in the refusal of Liverpool's Luis Suarez to shake the hand of United's Patrice Evra before kick-off.''
The article concluded by saying: "It is time for John Henry and Tom Werner, leaders of the Fenway Group that controls Liverpool, to state clearly the direction the team will take on this issue.''
Uruguayan newspaper El Pais wrote: "Suarez was among the final players in the team. And the awaited moment arrived and created tension for several seconds. Without hesitation, Suarez avoided the hand of Evra and did not greet him."
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Have a look at the tv footage again.......Suarez has his arm constantly extended, if you look at Evra's arm you can see his arm is down by his side, as soon as Suarez's arm has passed, he then makes a grab for Suarez's arm....oh and also looks straight into the camera.........
Ferguson should take a look at who's playing for him...... a guy who just happens to miss a drug test, a guy who pays for s*x with grannies and a guy so low that he sleeps with his own brother's wife, not once or twice but for EIGHT years.........Nice..
City all the way.....
There is only one reason people apologise...when they have done something wrong!
And they haven't apologised to shut people up...they've apologised because they were wrong...
...buy a different paper Paula...it's not just me or Utd fans...it's almost everybody outside LFC!
You're entitled to your opinion of course but just like Suarez and Dalglish...YOU'RE WRONG!!!
Try being an adult...they're the responsible ones!
If fergie repeated some of the comments he's dished out off camera to some of his players I think Suarez would be an angel. Keep your chin up Luis you cheeky devil!
So if you cheat on your wife you play for Manchester United. Some role model that is Sir.
can we call this a moratorium on bickering and have a point of view on footy whether we agree or disagree on any footy subject.
I will always take on board a different point of view which can only come from people like yourself, but I hate all the stupid name calling (not blaming you), when I speak to people like Chess Nut, Sarah, LFC 47, Kebab, Pkr and many others its always civilised but there are some who come on here to cause conflict just for the sake of it.
we can disagree on many things, but it's not hard to keep it friendly
Suarez will be given a big fine by the fa and I think lfc will be very very tough on him with their own form of punishment.
Both clubs should now talk to the fa only and make no more statements to any media outlet.
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