Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish admits they will miss Luis Suarez as he serves his eight-match ban but insists they have to look past the Uruguay international's absence.

The club announced they had decided not to appeal against the Football Association punishment imposed for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra just over an hour before Tuesday night's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.

With one match already out of the way and the prospect of possibly half the suspension being served in cup competitions, Dalglish will be hoping Suarez's unavailability will not be detrimental to their Champions League qualification ambitions. "He has an eight-game punishment and he has to serve it so I suppose now is as good a time as any to serve it," he said.

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