Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra
The racism row rumbles on. Reuters

Manchester United legend Paul McGrath has called on Liverpool players to wear anti-racism t-shirts, rather than ones with Luis Suarez's face on them, after the Reds donned the tops while warming up to face Wigan last night.

Kenny Dalglish was sporting a white t-shirt, along with every Liverpool player, with Suarez's face on the front and his number on the back in support of the striker.

But McGrath made the point that Liverpool should have gone for a more general anti-racism message, rather than just directly backing someone who was found guilty of making racist comments.

"As [an] x footballer havin' experienced racist comments throughout my career I was saddened to see Liverpool players wear those tshirts last nite," he wrote on his Twitter account.

"I would have been much happier if they had worn anti racist t shirts."

Manchester United have remained silent over the affair, with Sir Alex Ferguson refusing to comment and making a point of saying that the club will not become involved in talking about the issue in the public domain.

Liverpool released an emotional statement after Suarez was found guilty, in which they attacked Patrice Evra's credibility and insisted that the Uruguay international was not racist in any sense of the term.

The Liverpool squad also offered their support to Suarez, calling the striker a popular and respected friend at the club.

United, meanwhile, in their silence, have done their talking on the pitch, and while Liverpool played out a lacklustre 0-0 draw with Wigan that leaves the Merseyside club outside the top four, the Red Devils stormed to a 5-0 win over Fulham to keep their title fight alive.

Meanwhile, Premier League veteran Jason Roberts also weighed in on the debate over Liverpool wearing the t-shirts last night.

"The Stance on the Suarez issue from LFC has bemused me...are United going to print Evra shirts now?????" He said on his twitter.

"Some issues are bigger than football."

Liverpool have announced that they will appeal the Suarez verdict and penalty, but the club are still waiting on the FA's notes on their findings before making an official move.