Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hailed the return of Luis Suarez after an eight-game ban and once again insisted that he should not have been suspended in the first place.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Tottenham's Scott Parker vie for the ball. Pic/AFP
Suarez, hit with the punishment after a Football Association board found him guilty of making a racist comment to Manchester United's Patrice Evra, was given a rapturous reception from Liverpool fans when he came on as a 66th-minute substitute against Tottenham at Anfield on Monday.
But the controversial Uruguay striker's first taste of action since December 26 ended in frustration as Liverpool were held to a goalless draw -- and the former Ajax player was booked for accidentally kicking Tottenham's Scott Parker in the stomach. "I'm delighted that the wee man is back. He should never have been away but we've taken the punishment and moved on," said the Liverpool manager.