YOU WIN SOME ..YOU LUIS SOME; ENGLISH FOOTBALL LATEST... Suarez Race Row Didn't Get KD Chop
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KENNY DALGLISH last night rejected the suggestion that the Luis Suarez racism row cost him his job as Liverpool manager.
But he did admit he would do things differently if ever faced with the same situation again.
The Scot was sacked at the end of last season after the club finished eighth in the Barclays Premier League, despite having won the Carling Cup.
The campaign was dominated by the Suarez issue which resulted in the Uruguay striker being banned for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
MISGUIDED Dalglish was criticised at the time for his staunch defence of the player and the club's stance in general, which included the players wearing T-shirts at Wigan in support of Suarez.
But he refused to shoulder all the blame for that approach and pointed the finger at more senior figures.
Asked whether the Suarez 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.
"I was only the manager. There are other people with greater intelligence than me and greater responsibilities when it comes to things like this.
"The t-shirts were about players wanting to show support for a teammate.
It might have been misguided but it wasn't me who decided it. …