Kenny Dalglish believes Luis Suarez's performance against Aston Villa 'speaks volumes' as the Liverpool striker waits to learn the outcome of a Football Association hearing.
An independent panel spent two days hearing evidence last week into allegations of a racial slur by Suarez towards Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October.
The FA confirmed on Friday that a decision will not be announced until Tuesday, but Suarez shrugged off any concerns to start Liverpool's 2-0 win over Villa.
The Uruguay international impressed at Villa Park and twice struck the woodwork, with Reds boss Dalglish praising Suarez's display.
"He's had a bad week," said Dalglish." He's been three days sat in a hotel (at the FA hearing) so that's why we had to take him off (after 70 minutes).
"He only trained on Tuesday and Saturday and for him to put in a performance like that was unbelievable.
"It speaks volumes for the man."
With the two clubs waiting to learn the outcome of the charge, Dalglish said: "We can't comment on that. It's not my choice. We'd love to comment.
"I'm afraid we wouldn't like to prejudice anything.
"We've been respectful all the way through and I don't think at this stage we'd want to be accused of losing that respect."