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The North-West derby is probably the most hotly contested rivalry in English football. Anytime the two most successful clubs in English football come together, the world watches.
Today was the first time Liverpool played at home since the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report, finally giving the families who lost their loved ones a semblance of truth.
There have been tributes all week, but this was the big one. A moment when Liverpool and their fans could unite and show their respect for their own.
United, just like Manchester City at the 50th anniversary of Munich, owed it to their rivals to show the greatest of respect.
The tracksuits with 96 on the back were a great touch to the 96 who died, as was Sir Bobby Charlton presenting 96 roses to Ian Rush. Charlton is one who ignores the limelight but, given his history, was the perfect man to make such a gesture.
The first flashpoint was the handshake, but that passed off without issue as Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez finally put the issue to bed.
Next came one of the most emotional renditions of You'll Never Walk Alone you are ever likely to hear.
A section of United fans continued to chant during YNWA, and a few United fans chanted "Where's your Munich song?" later in the match. But they were well behaved for the most part.
Finally the two captains released 96 red balloons into the sky, with Pepe Reina paying close attention.
It was a fitting way to remember the dead. Players and fans united as one to do the right thing, and it's not often you say that in football.
I have rarely heard Anfield as loud, and you almost see the emotion that filled the stadium.