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Liverpool's Gerrard wants Suarez to shake Evra's hand

Published on Sep 23, 2012 7:48 AM
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will ask striker Luis Suarez to shake hands with Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra before what is sure to be an emotionally-charged Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will ask striker Luis Suarez to shake hands with Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra before what is sure to be an emotionally-charged Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday.

The fixture Gerrard has described as the biggest in world soccer is Liverpool's first home game since this month's independent Hillsborough report cleared their club's fans of any wrongdoing in the 1989 FA Cup semi-final tragedy.

The crush at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium left 96 Liverpool supporters dead and the build-up to Sunday's match with arch-rivals United has been dominated by calls for respect.

Even without the shadow of the new Hillsborough revelations hanging over the game, the fall-out from the Suarez-Evra racial abuse affair is still fresh in the memory.

 
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