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Liverpool has Suarez's back

Afp, London

Liverpool won't turn their back on Luis Suarez, according to Kenny Dalglish -- the man who brought him to Anfield in the first place -- despite the Uruguay forward's latest ban for biting.
Suarez was thrown out of the World Cup and given a four-month ban from all football after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
It is the third time Suarez has been suspended for biting an opponent and many within English football have urged Liverpool to have nothing more to do with the player, even though the striker scored 31 goals in 33 Premier League matches last season.
"It is my belief that when you bring a player to a football club, he becomes your responsibility. You don't just turn your back on a player because he has done something wrong," Dalglish wrote in his Daily Mirror column on Saturday.
"I think you will find that Liverpool will not turn their back on Suarez, whatever the ban FIFA have decided he must serve.
"Of course it will be a heavy blow if the club has to do without him for the opening months of the season.
"You can't really ask any one person why what happened against Italy happened, because there is only one person who knows and that is Luis -- some people have injuries you can't see."

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, June 29, 2014

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