Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says he did not have to give any extra thought about selecting Luis Suarez for the 0-0 draw with Wigan in the wake of the Uruguayan's eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
Liverpool's players also issued a statement backing Suarez and the team wore supportive tee-shirts while warming up at the DW Stadium.
Dalglish says "We have always said we will support him and that will continue.
"The fans know he means a great deal to the football club and he has great respect for the fans. There is a great relationship there and that will not be broken."