After their stalemate with Tottenham, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish again insisted Luis Suarez did not deserve his original eight-match ban.

The uneasy truce with Manchester United was broken by Dalglish after Suarez had made his re-appearance as a substitute during tonight's 0-0 draw with Tottenham at Anfield.

"We don't think he should ever have been away but we are delighted to get him back," said the Liverpool boss.

"He has not played since December, so it was a wee bit unfair to throw him straight in.

"He has had half an hour and that will have done him the world of good. It is better than anything we could have done at Melwood."