Kenny Dalglish apologises for TV outburst & was 'shocked' to hear Luis Suarez went against promise to shake Patrice Evra's hand

The Scot admits he was wrong to react angrily to a TV interviewer who questioned the Reds striker's conduct, and says he is shocked to hear his player misled the club
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has apologised for his conduct during a post-match TV interview and says he is 'shocked' Luis Suarez went against his promise to shake Patrice Evra's hand.

Dalglish hit out at an interviewer who questioned Suarez's handshake snub, which led to a half-time fracas in the tunnel at Old Trafford, claiming any insinuations that the Uruguayan was responsible for the incident that required police intervention were 'bang out of order'.

Suarez has since apologised for his actions, while the club's managing director, Ian Ayre, slammed the striker's conduct and claims he went against his original promise to shake Evra's hand.

"Ian Ayre has made the club's position absolutely clear and it is right that Luis Suarez has now apologised for what happened at Old Trafford," said Dalglish via a statement on the club's official website.

"To be honest, I was shocked to hear that the player had not shaken hands having been told earlier in the week that he would do.

"But as Ian said earlier, all of us have a responsibility to represent this club in a fit and proper manner and that applies equally to me as Liverpool manager.  

"When I went on TV after yesterday's game I hadn't seen what had happened, but I did not conduct myself in a way befitting of a Liverpool manager during that interview and I'd like to apologise for that."