Patrice Evra has paid tribute to Liverpool as a “top-class club” after he received a formal apology for his treatment after Luis Suarez’s racism. “He told me he hopes it’s never too late, because this incident happened nine years ago, but I’m someone [who is] really positive. “I would say it was three days after the show, I was like ‘thank you very much, this letter has really touched my heart’. “I was really disappointed for such a big club like Liverpool to support a big cause like that. “But now I can see it’s real people, honest people working for this club and I have even more respect for Liverpool because they’re fighting against a problem of the human race. “So I was really pleased, and I just said ‘I hope you’re not going to win the league’ but that was like three months ago! “Actually, it was really important for me, and like I say, even though we have a big rivalry between us, this shows you Liverpool is a top-class club.” While it is disappointing it took almost nine years for a formal apology to be issued to Evra, it is a welcome end to a row that has clouded the club. Read Also:Enjoy this clip – Patrice Evra + Pogba playful moments… Liverpool have worked tirelessly to improve their operations on and off the pitch, and the influence of Moore as a compassionate representative of the city’s people has been vital. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Evra was subject to racist abuse from Suarez during the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Man United in 2011, with the Uruguayan receiving an eight-game ban. But in the wake of the incident, Kenny Dalglish’s squad wore ‘Suarez 7′ shirts in their warmup to support the absent striker, with no acceptance of wrongdoing at the time. Back in October, Evra discussed the situation during an appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, with Jamie Carragher apologising in the studio, conceding the club “got it massively wrong.” And ahead of United’s visit to Anfield on Sunday, the Frenchman revealed in his appearance on Super Sunday that Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore had issued him an apology.“I received a personal letter from Peter Moore. He said he hopes it’s never too late. Now I see it’s real honest people working for this club.” Patrice Evra reveals Liverpool sent him an apology for the handling of the Suarez-racism row, after his last Super Sunday appearance. “First of all, I was really pleased that [people] like Jamie Carragher apologised,” he said. “And, of course, I received a personal letter from Peter Moore, and I was really touched about it. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?
Walters has been nursing a groin injury which saw him withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan. If the 30-year-old is included in the Potters first XI for the Albion match, he will be just three short of 100 consecutive league starts, but he insists he is only really concerned about his fitness ahead of the game. Stoke forward Jon Walters looks set to be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with West Brom having returned to training this week. Press Association Regarding the potential landmark, Walters, quoted by The Sentinel, said: “No, it doesn’t matter to me. Every game is a game and you just want to play. “You can make a big thing of it, but to me it’s only a number and there’s people who’ve played a lot more. It doesn’t make an ounce of difference to me. “The injury situation was far more important and I feel okay now after joining in training this week.” He added: “I don’t usually get muscle injuries, so it was a bit of a strange one for me. “It was a little tear in the groin which I picked up after half-an-hour of the Norwich game (a 1-0 home league defeat on September 29). “I jumped up for a corner and landed on my back, so I don’t know whether that’s when I did it. “I didn’t train afterwards, not until the Friday before the game at Fulham (a 1-0 away league reverse on October 5), but then I hurt it again during that game and thought it best to see the doctor. “He said that after a couple of injuries it wouldn’t be wise to go and play for Ireland in Germany, especially as we would have a lot of chasing back to do out there.”