Suarez and Evra handshake expected
Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra are expected to shake hands before Sunday’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
There is a history of animosity between the pair after Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing the United defender in the same fixture last season.
The Uruguayan striker then ignored Evra’s attempts at reconciliation at the return fixture at Old Trafford, prompting Liverpool to offer an apology to Evra and United.
Sunday’s match will be the first time Liverpool have played in front of their home fans since the report into the Hillsborough disaster were published last week and officials from both clubs have held talks over how best to make the occasion.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to support Liverpool in any way he can and a number of tributes are planned for Sunday.
Prior to kick-off captains Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic will release 96 balloons in memory of those who died in the 1989 tragedy, while crowd mosaics will feature ‘The Truth’, ‘Justice’ and ’96′.
Ferguson was left seething after anti-Liverpool chants were heard during United’s game against Wigan last Saturday and he does not want a repeat at Anfield.
“I didn’t hear it on Saturday, but others did, particularly in the directors’ box. David Gill was disappointed,” said the Scot.
“It is a new chant that only started after the Suarez situation. It is a minority. But in society there is a minority wanting to be heard.”by: Michelle, September 19, 2012