Kenny Dalglish Says Luis Suárez Race Row Did Not Get Him Sacked By Liverpool

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Kenny Dalglish has said his handling of the Luis Suárez racism row did not lead to his sacking as Liverpool manager, but he did concede he had regrets over the club's reaction.

Liverpool won the League Cup but finished eighth in the Premier League and were beaten in the FA Cup final in the 2011-12 season as the Scot departed despite ending the club's six-year trophy drought.

Dalglish's campaign was dominated by Suárez after he was suspended for eight matches and fined £40,000 for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

And when asked whether the Suárez saga cost him his job Dalglish said: "I don't think so. That was up to them (owners Fenway Sports Group).

"I can go to sleep at night knowing what I did I did to the best of my ability and if that does not come up to their expectations or they want to go in another direction - they own the club.

"The owners made the decision they thought was best for the club.

Dalglish revealed the decision to wear the infamous T-shirts in the warm-up at their league game away to Wigan Athletic was the players' idea.

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Liverpool were highly criticised for their agressive support of Suárez

"The T-shirts were the players wanting to show their support for a team-mate," he told talkSPORT.

"It might have been misguided and not have been right but it was not me who decided it."

"If it ever came up again I would do it differently - I would be less helpful and less forthcoming and I think that is sad."

Dalglish, who wore one of the T-shirts for a post-match interview and said in January Suárez should "never have been banned", called on the Football Association to clarify anomalies in their disciplinary process.

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Dalglish embraces Suárez after his hat-trick at Norwich last season

John Terry was suspended for four matches for racially insulting Anton Ferdinand - half of the amount Suárez was for doing likewise to Evra - but fined £220,000 - over five times the sum Suárez was docked.

"You can't be going to a tribunal with the FA and be seen [to be judged] on probability and you go to a court and it is 'beyond all reasonable doubt'," Dalglish added.

"They have to get closer to the law and make sure the tribunal is independent.

"You get different degrees of punishment because there are different people with different interpretations. Why not have the same panel?

"Also, what is the correct terminology, what is the wrong thing to say?"