By David Coverdale For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:04 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 00:04 GMT, 26 November 2020
Jordan Henderson says Liverpool 'got it wrong from top to bottom' with their public show of support for Luis Suarez in his race row with Patrice Evra.
Suarez received an eight-match ban from the FA after he was found to have used the word 'negro' towards Evra during a match between the Reds and Manchester United in October 2011.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
After the Uruguayan's suspension was announced in December, Liverpool players issued a statement defending their team-mate and warmed up for a game with Wigan wearing 'Suarez 7' T-shirts.
Luis Suarez (left) received an eight-game ban for using the word 'negro' towards Patrice Evra (right) during a match in 2011
Liverpool issued a statement defending their striker and warmed up in 'Suarez 7' t-shirts
Henderson was then a 21-year-old in his first year with the Reds – but the club captain has now admitted that they made a mistake with their behaviour nine years ago.
Speaking to Anton Ferdinand for his ex-Sunderland team-mate's BBC documentary Football, Racism and Me, he said: 'You learn a lot from experiences. I was a young player at the time so it was something I'd never really experienced before.
'Looking back on it now, I am not sure the club or everybody deal with it in the best way.
'From a player point of view, our mindset was on Luis and how to protect him, but really we didn't really think about Patrice.