Liverpool and Manchester United may have been the two of the biggest rival clubs in the world, but when it comes to showing respect to each other on the field, they never lack behind. Liverpool fans showed a perfect example of this when they applauded Manchester United legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, at Anfield.
Ronaldo, who lost his baby son yesterday was unavailable from the match due to obvious reasons. Liverpool fans stood up and chanted the famous club quote ‘You’ll never walk alone’ for the Portuguese legend during the match.
Liverpool fans sang You'll Never Walk Alone in the seventh minute in memory of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby son, who died yesterday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IZMdhcCacB
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 19, 2022
Liverpool Fans Show Support For Cristiano Ronaldo
Liverpool hosted Manchester United at Anfield on 19th April. Both the rival teams were expected to deliver an intense match and some good football.
But it was Liverpool fans who stole the show as they gave tribute to the Manchester United legend. In the 7th minute, Liverpool fans chanted the quotes ‘Viva Ronaldo’ and ‘You’ll never walk alone’ constantly for 1 minute.
7 minutes applause ongoing from Liverpool fans along with “Viva Ronaldo” chants.
This is beautiful. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4KTpJf2dSz
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) April 19, 2022
❤️We are all with you @Cristiano & family!
— SPORF (@Sporf) April 19, 2022
Thank goodness that there’s still enough room for humanity.
Liverpool standing up for Ronaldo at the 7th minute to condole with him over the death of his child.
Quite beautiful to watch#LIVMUN pic.twitter.com/LIlxbbBCpA
— mc_akinola (@mc_akinola) April 19, 2022
Liverpool fans – & Jurgen Klopp – applaud on 7 minutes & then sing You’ll Never Walk Alone in support of Cristiano Ronaldo after his son died pic.twitter.com/iFIlPSHtgw
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) April 19, 2022
Not only this but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was also seen applauding along with the fans.
This was something very unique and new in the history of both clubs as both of them are known for their intense rivalry.
Manchester United Off To A Poor Start
The red devils appeared on the pitch without their star man Cristiano Ronaldo at the Anfield. Liverpool totally dominated the first quarter of the game as they scored 2 goals in the first 25 minutes with the help of Mo Salah and Luis Diaz. This was Mo Salah’s 21 goals in the season who is leading the race for the Golden boot this season.
— Real Madrid⚪️ (@realmadrid3412) April 19, 2022
The problems arose when midfielder Paul Pogba was taken off due to a calf injury.
The last time when the two met, Liverpool thrashed Manchester United and handed them one of their worst defeats at Old Trafford by 5-0.
Liverpool are eyeing the Premier League title and are giving thought competition to Manchester City who are 1 point ahead of them in the table.