Five Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United Clashes!
Liverpool and Manchester United will renew their historic rivalry as they square off at Anfield later tonight. Klopp’s Liverpool have been one of the most impressive teams this season while Jose’s United seem to lacking an identity. (Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United)
As we build up to tonight’s big match we are looking back to some of the biggest and most controversial moments from this iconic rivalry.
Here are Five Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United Clashes!
5) Torres Roasts Nemanja Vidic !
For a few years in the later half of the 2000’s, Torres and Vidic had a running battle which would be crucial in deciding the outcome of the match.
History will tell you that Torres won more battles than Vidic in that period but one particular encounter will live in the memory of all football fans. (Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United)
In 2009, Nemanja Vidic was one of the best defenders in the world while Torres was one of the most feared strikers on planet. Liverpool famously won 4-1 at Old Trafford that day as Torres ripped Vidic to pieces in this encounter.
Torres bullied the Serbian and finally got Vidic sent off in one of the most battles in recent memory.
4) Gary Neville loses it !
A 90th minute winner against your fiercest rivals is always something to shout about. But Gary Neville went a little overboard in his celebrations against Liverpool in 2006.
As Rio Ferdinand wheeled away to celebrate his goal, Neville ran over to the Liverpool away end to gesticulate and grab his shirt in front of their fans.
The FA fined him 5000 Pounds as he was widely condemned for his actions although Gary Neville refused to apologize for his celebration. (Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United)
3) That Gerrard Kiss !
In that famous 4-1 win at Old Trafford, Gerrard scored a penalty and then went on to stun his teammates as he gave a big kiss to the camera.
He repeated this again a few years later when he scored another penalty at Old Trafford as Liverpool beat United 3-0.
His teammates were left in splits as their legendary skipper created one of the most iconic celebrations in the Premier League history.
2) Red Card in 38 seconds !
Stevie G makes his second appearance on the list as he took just 38 seconds to get sent off in final game against the old enemy.
He came on as a half time substitute, made one crunching tackle and then stepped on Herrera’s foot to get himself sent off. (Blockbuster Moments from Recent Liverpool – Manchester United)
Gerrard accepted full responsibility for his actions after the game.
1) Suarez Snubs Evra’s Handshake !
Luis Suarez had an eventful time in the Premier League while he was at Liverpool. His years were filled with controversy and brilliance in equal proportion as he was a divisive figure for all football fans.
But the most infamous incident was the Racism charge that was filed against him by Patrice Evra. Suarez was banned for a few games as he was proved guilty despite him pleading innocence.
In the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, Evra offered a handshake which was rejected by Suarez in front of the entire world.
Although Suarez scored in the match he could not prevent United from winning the match 2-1.
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