Zeenews Sports Bureau
London: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is set to visit Old Trafford for the first time since the racism row with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra that caused him to serve eight-match ban.
Saturday’s clash between the two Premier League giants has been a popular talking point among the fans - not just because it is a high profile fixture but for reasons like whether Evra will shake Suarez’s hand or not.
However, the Uruguayan has decided to put the incident behind, claiming that his conscience is clear while thanking his club for backing him during the entire episode.
"It has been very hard but I`ve tried to stay as professional as possible. What has happened will always be with me — but I go to Old Trafford with a clear conscience." he was quoted as saying by The Sun on Saturday.
"During all the time I was forced to stop playing I have received support from all around the world. That was very important and my family and I suffered so much. I am used to being on the pitch — not watching from the stands.”
“But the club and my team-mates helped me through all these hard moments. For me, that was more important than scoring 10 or 15 goals.” he said.
First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 13:40