Kenny Dalglish wants end to Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra dispute

Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish signed Luis Suarez in January

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish wants a quick conclusion to the dispute between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra.

The Football Association (FA) are investigating a complaint that Manchester United's Evra was racially abused by Liverpool's Suarez.

Dalglish, 60, said: "We would rather have it done and dusted, out in the open.

"Whoever is the guilty party - the person who said it or the accuser - [should] get their due punishment."

It is alleged that Evra, 30, was racially abused by forward Suarez, 24, during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Anfield earlier this month.

Dalglish added: "For me, I don't see racism apparent in any way, shape or form as far as this football club is concerned.

Liverpool boss Dalglish wants Suarez-Evra racism dispute sorted

"I do not think racism is prevalent in the game here and it certainly isn't at this football club.

"We have got a case going on ourselves which seems to be dragging its feet.

"We look forward to the case coming to a conclusion."

Despite Dalglish urging a quick conclusion, the FA will not be rushed into a decision and have no plans to make an announcement.

The Liverpool manager also highlighted Suarez's off-field qualities.

He said: "Luis has been fantastic and the great thing about him is that he is very unassuming as well.

"Everybody can see what he can do on the pitch - but he has got no edge to him. He doesn't think he is better than anyone else.

"He is a great ambassador for the football club. For us, as well as his football, the other things he brings to the club are very important as well.

"He is just a fantastic person as well as a fantastic footballer."

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