Ex-Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says the controversial decision to wear t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez following racism allegations against him was not made by him.
He claims the decision was made by the players.
He told talkSPORT: “I didn’t send them out in the T-shirts. The boys decided that themselves. You can’t tell me they would have done that if they didn’t believe in him and didn’t have respect for him. It might not have been right, but it wasn’t me that decided it.
“A lot of things are misinterpreted and misrepresented. I was brought up to be respectful and tell the truth, and what I believed to be the truth is what I said. I can’t be any different in that.”
The Reds squad donned tops featuring an image of Suarez for the warm-up ahead of their match against Wigan last December.
Suarez was ultimately found guilty of using racist language towards Evra and was banned for eight matches.