Manchester United and Liverpool warn fans over behaviour ahead of match

Manchester United and Liverpool have tried to defuse any potential conflicts at their Premier League match on Monday by asking fans to refrain from “offensive and discriminatory behaviour”.

The clubs have issued a joint statement ahead of the game, that kicks of at 8pm at Anfield. It read: “Both clubs, their supporters and football fans around the world are looking forward to this historic and passionate match between two of the sport’s biggest and oldest rivals.

“There is great rivalry between our fans and we ask all supporters to be respectful and help eradicate all forms of offensive and discriminatory behaviour from the game.

“If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behaviour by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the Club’s ground regulations.”

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