Liverpool director Ian Ayre fully supports Luis Suarez

Liverpool chief Ayre stands by Suarez

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez has his "full support" following his eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Ayre admits it will be "tough" for Suarez when he returns from his suspension, but Liverpool will back the Uruguay international as he is a "great person and player".

He adds that the last few weeks have been a "difficult" time for the club, but the key is remaining "fully committed" to fighting racism in football.

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