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Liverpool, United set for emotional EPL match

By Steve Douglas

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Sept. 20 2012 6:40 a.m. MDT

Manchester United's Patrice Evra, right, fights for the ball against Galatasaray's Selcuk Inan during their Champions Graoup H soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Jon Super, Associated Press

LONDON — Handshakes could overshadow football for the second straight Premier League weekend when Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra meet for the first time since an angry pre-match clash last season inflamed tensions between English giants Liverpool and Manchester United.

Sunday's match between the country's two most successful clubs will already be an emotional occasion, given that it's Liverpool's first at Anfield since the release of the Hillsborough report that revealed damning new evidence about Britain's worst sporting disaster.

A series of tributes are planned and with players under orders to respect the occasion, all eyes will be on whether Evra and Suarez shake hands in the traditional pre-match protocol following their racism feud that erupted last year.

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