OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez Apologize for Old Trafford Behaviour

Anfield boss and striker release official apology on club website.

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has today issued the following apology:

“I have spoken with the manager since the game at Old Trafford and I realise I got things wrong.

“I’ve not only let him down, but also the Club and what it stands for and I’m sorry. I made a mistake and I regret what happened.

“I should have shaken Patrice Evra’s hand before the game and I want to apologise for my actions.

“I would like to put this whole issue behind me and concentrate on playing football.”

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish today insisted Luis Suarez is right to apologise for failing to shake Patrice Evra’s hand at Old Trafford.

“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.”

SOURCE: Official Liverpool Website

This is undoubtedly the right thing to do. Kenny Dalglish should be applauded for being big enough to apologise for his behaviour during the post match interviews but to be fair to the Liverpool boss, he clearly was unaware that Luis Suarez had not shaken Patrice Evra’s hand, an act that the Uruguayan has also apologized for.

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