Dalglish backs under-fire Luis

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LIVERPOOL boss Kenny Dalglish feels striker Luis Suarez is a “great ambassador” for the club.

Suarez has had an eventful start to the season, with his brace in Wednesday night’s 2-1 Carling Cup fourth round victory at Stoke taking his tally to seven goals in 12 games for the Reds so far this term.

The Uruguay international has also been in the headlines for other reasons after he was accused of diving by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and racism by their defender Patrice Evra following the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw at Anfield on October 15.

Speaking yesterday ahead of Liverpool’s league trip to West Brom on Saturday, Dalglish was keen to emphasise that Suarez’s qualities extend beyond his footballing ability, praising the humility he has seen from him.

“He has been fantastic and the great thing about him is that he is very unassuming as well,” Dalglish said. “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.”