Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/23/12
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Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra shook hands before an emotional meeting between great rivals Liverpool and Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday. It had been hoped the pair would make the gesture in a show of unity, a s Liverpool played their first game at Anfield since the Hillsborough Independent Panel absolved Reds supporters of any blame in their findings on the 1989 stadium disaster, which took the lives of 96 fans. Liverpool forward Suarez refused to shake United defender Evra's hand in the league meeting between the sides at Old Trafford in February, having previously been found guilty of racially abusing Evra in the corresponding fixture at Anfield last season. Sunday's handshakes were part of a well co-ordinated series of pre-match events aimed at ensuring the first Liverpool home game since that damning judgement on the Hillsborough tragedy was delivered passed off peacefully. Both teams emerged wearing tracksuits bearing the number 96, while United ...
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