Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/27/12
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is keen for the "sideshow" which has developed around the fringes of Saturday's game against Manchester United to remain in the background. While an FA Cup fourth-round tie between England's two most decorated clubs who share such a bitter rivalry would be enough to crank up the tension, a new element has been introduced in recent months. The two sets of supporters have taken opposite stances in the wake of Reds striker Luis Suarez's eight-match suspension after being found guilty of racially abusing United's Patrice Evra when the two sides met at Anfield in October. That incident stoked the simmering feud which exists between groups of rival fans and, with the case being played out in the full glare of the media - many of whom criticised Liverpool for their defence of Suarez - the issue has rarely been out of the headlines in three months. The Uruguay international still has two matches of his ban to serve so will not be on the pitch tomorrow - ...
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