Suarez upset over Evra's racist claims
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has hit back at Patrice Evra's allegations that he racially abused the Manchester United star during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Anfield.
The English Football Association have pledged to investigate Evra's claims in the French media that Suarez directed racist insults at him throughout the match.
Referee Andre Marriner was seen talking to both players after a clash at a second-half corner and France left-back Evra was later booked for dissent.
Suarez maintained his innocence. Writing on his official Facebook page, Suarez said: "I'm upset by the acusations (sic) of racism. I can only say that I have always respected and respect everybody.
We are all the same. I go to the field with the maximum illusion of a little child who enjoys what he does, not to create conflicts."
Evra was determined to draw attention to Suarez's alleged comments and he told French TV channel Canal Plus: "I was very upset.
In 2011 you can't say things like this. He knows what he said, the ref knows it, it will come out. I won't repeat what he said, but it was a racist word, and he said it more than ten times."