The former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has said that he hopes that both Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra understand the importance of the first home match at Anfield since the publication of the Hillsborough report. Both players have a history of not getting on well after the Uruguay striker was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra in the same fixture last season. Since then, the pair had declined the opportunity to shake hands prior to the start of the Premier league match. However, it is expected that both clubs will be looking forward to the players shaking the hands ahead of this historic match.

The former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has said that the players should understand the importance of this match. The Hillsborough tragedy claimed 96 lives in 1989. However, the official report has been given to the public viewing only now after many years of Liverpool fans demanding justice. Robbie Fowler has said that the match between the two clubs on Sunday will be highly emotional. Liverpool fans have often chanted bad things about the Manchester United’s Munich disaster, while Liverpool have suffered the same fate with regard to the Hillsborough disaster.

“It would be nice for Luis Su├írez to put some flowers at the United end regarding [the] Munich [air disaster], and for Patrice Evra to do so at the Kop. The two clubs do have a rivalry, but some things are far more important than football and this is one of them,” said Robbie Fowler ahead of this match. Liverpool come into the match on the back of the 5-3 win in the Europa league. However, most of the first-team regulars like Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard were rested for this match. Manchester United on the back of the 1-0 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League.