Luis Suarez denies he is guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra

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Liverpool striker has reignited the most controversial incidents of his career by claiming that his prosecution for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra was "all false".

Suarez received an eight-game ban after he was found guilty of racially abusing Evra during a game between Manchester United and Liverpool in 2011.

Upon his return to action the Liverpool striker refused to shake Evra's hand in a game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Speaking to a radio station in the Netherlands, Suarez insisted he had only made two mistakes in his career - the two times he was found guilty of biting an opponent with Ajax and Liverpool - and maintains his innocence when it comes to the Evra race row.

"The case with (Patrice) Evra was all false," he told Sport890 AM.

"I was accused without proof. But that's in the past. I was sad at that moment, but I'm happy today. I have grown up. I have thought more about things before doing them.

"Now people in England can't talk about me because I'm not doing anything wrong. They have to talk about me only as a footballer. I said I'm sorry (after the Ivanovic bite) and that was all, end of story. I've nothing else to regret. All the other things were like a movie that people in England believed in."

Liverpool are unlikely to be best pleased with Suarez for rehashing a controversial incident in the club's history, especially at a time when the striker is earning praise from all corners for his performances on the pitch.

The Reds, under then-manager Kenny Dalglish, were heavily criticised for their actions in the aftermath of the incident which included wearing t-shirts in support of the striker.

Liverpool, led by Suarez, currently occupy 4th spot in the Premier League and are just four points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

Manchester United meanwhile are struggling under new boss David Moyes, and are 11 points behind their fierce rivals in 7th place.

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