Liverpool are demanding action against Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra over his allegations of racist abuse from Luis Suarez. The Guardian says Liverpool have given their firm backing to Suárez over his denial that he racially abused Evra at Anfield on Saturday - and want the Manchester United defender to receive a ban from the Football Association should his accusations prove groundless.

Suárez has received a show of support from his employers.

A Liverpool spokesman said: "Luis is adamant that he has not used language of that nature and the club is totally supportive of the player."