Tottenham Have No Plan To Ignore Liverpool Star Suarez In Pre-Match Handshake

White Hart Lane outfit bear no grudge against Anfield forward.

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Liverpool forward Luis Suarez is set to make his return against Tottenham Hotspur this evening, after an eight match ban.

The Uruguayan was found to have made racist comments by an FA tribunal – but is not of course considered the broader term of a racist.

His defence that he used terms fairly common in his home country towards Manchester United defender Evra has largely been accepted – though it is equally understandable that Evra could be offended by the word reportedly used.

Still, given the other high profile racism scandal currently underway – Chelsea captain John Terry accused of racist language towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – tonight could prove interesting watching for Liverpool fans.

When Chelsea met Queens Park Rangers again shortly after the incident, the FA elected to cancel the pre-match handshake. That was due to reports the entire QPR team were to snub Terry’s hand in support of their team-mate.

There will be no such worry for Liverpool ace Suarez though – Spurs have no intention of taking the same action.

“I don’t see any problems with Suarez,” said Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond.

“Nobody here has any issues with anybody. Suarez is a fantastic player who has been a great signing for Liverpool. His return to action will give them a huge lift and I imagine the Anfield crowd will really be rooting for him.

“You would have expected Liverpool to have sorely missed him and maybe a couple of results did go against them during his absence.

“But they have just had three big wins without him against Manchester City, United and Wolves. Their tails are up and they are really flying. And now they’ve got Suarez back as well.

“You never know, he might not even be in the starting line-up but the introduction of Suarez on a big match night at Anfield means they will be a really tough nut to crack.”

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