Friday 23 March 2018

Henry Winter: Sorry still seems to be the hardest word for Liverpool in Luis Suarez affair

LIVERPOOL sensibly decided to stop walking alone on Tuesday. They stepped back in from the cold, rejoining the footballing community but further remedial work is required and sorry still seems to be the hardest word.

Kenny Dalglish and the club have done the right thing, electing not to appeal against Luis Suárez’s eight-game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, the real victim in all this. There was little chance of winning any reprieve for their Uruguayan for directing the word “negro” at Evra.

Liverpool must move on, also moving to improve relations with United. Make no mistake: the Suárez case has highlighted and heightened the tension between England’s greatest two clubs. Tasteless chants from both sides’ supports have been going on for too long.

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