Monday, February 13, 2012

Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Fallout

Luis Suárez's future at Liverpool has been placed in doubt after the contrition the club has been accused of lacking throughout his dispute with Patrice Evra emerged in an unprecedented series of statements from Anfield on Sunday. Suárez, branded "a disgrace" by Sir Alex Ferguson for refusing to shake Evra's hand at Old Trafford on Saturday, first issued a public apology for his actions on the club's website. Ian Ayre, the Liverpool managing director, then released a statement that accused the 25-year-old of misleading the club before Kenny Dalglish, himself widely condemned for an interview that followed the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, apologised for conduct not "befitting of a Liverpool manager" during his appearance on Sky.

It took Liverpool 24 hours after their defeat to Manchester United to apologise for Luis Suárez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. But was a story in the New York Times calling for the owners to take action the key reason behind the club's attempt to draw a line under the conflict? Here is the story in full.

Richard Williams: Poison lingers after apologies
Jonathan Liew: Suárez has unique ability to unite world in loathing
Andy Hunter: Suárez must show Liverpool he is worth the trouble

No action by FA

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