Sunday’s game is the first at Anfield since the publication of the report by the independent panel which completely exonerated the Liverpool supporters and the 96 who died in the Hillsborough disaster 23 years ago and Gerrard joined in the appeals to stop the “vile chanting” from both sets of fans stating he hoped “human decency will break out”.
There is also the continuing enmity between Suárez and Evra after the eight-match ban handed to the Liverpool striker for racially abusing the United defender last season. Suárez refused to shake Evra’s hand in the previous encounter although he did later apologise to the club.
“I think them two players could be the key,” Gerrard said. “That’s going to be at the beginning of the game, the handshake and if it goes ahead then they’ve got a responsibility to start the day off on a good note.
“I just think it’s time to move on. My advice to him [Suárez] would be to shake hands and move on. Suárez will make his own decision, of course he will. But I’d like to think he would want to move on himself.”
United’s players, including Evra who is expected to be in the starting line-up, are all planning to respect the occasion and will shake hands with Suárez.
Click It!’s opinions:
i would totally agreed with the captain of The Reds Steven Gerrard. this is the best time to stop all the drama between both of them (suarez and evra). from the last match review, i saw suarez is the person who refused to shake hands with Evra. what is wrong with this guy? . but I got a hunch that Evra will be on the bench for the 1st half of the match. Good Luck to both of this team for tonight’s match.
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