Blurring the lines of Man-Utd Liverpool rivalry
The animosity between the two clubs has been ever present since the onset of the premier league but on Wednesday, the world was treated to an unusual sight of Manchester United fans celebrating Divock Origi’s goal against Crystal Palace as the Reds cruised to a routine victory. On close inspection, it became apparent that both sets of fans were out to enjoy the evening and add to the occasion, even if involved celebrating with an old foe.
The news of English clubs coming to Hong Kong has proven to be quite a phenomenon for the Premier League followers as they made their way in huge numbers, enduring a relentless downpour of heavy rain. The fanaticism and fever of watching the star players perform in their city was probably the factor which made rival fans flock to the stadium and applaud their counterparts in victory, which saw Liverpool qualify for the final of Premier League Asia trophy.
Being only a preseason affair, little can be said about the competitive spirit of such games. However, once the new season will be in full swing, tensions are sure to rise on Derby day. Both sets of supporters have high expectations from their respective campaigns and none will be letting up on their hatred for the other, when it comes to claim bragging rights.