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The Reds went the extra mile to show their support for the under-fire striker by warming up in the striker's merchandise ahead of their game at the DW Stadium

Liverpool have taken an unusual step in their attempts to show support for the club's under-fire Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

The Reds' players all wore white t-shirts with an image of a celebrating Suarez on the front and the player's name and number on the back as they warmed up ahead of their Premier League match with Wigan Athletic.

The club's manager, Kenny Dalglish, also wore one of the t-shirts as he conducted his pre-match television interview and said it highlighted the strength of feeling the players and staff had for their colleague.

The show of solidarity came after the striker's team-mates had released a joint statement backing the 24-year-old on Wednesday, making it clear they were all fully behind the player.

Suarez received an eight-match ban and £40,000 fine - a punishment which is pending any appeal - after the FA found him guility of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra in a match that took place in October.

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