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For the second weekend in a row, a "will they, won't they?" pregame handshake controversy between two players at the center of a racism row has got everyone talking.
Will Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra shake hands? I don't know, but to be honest, the Premier League can avoid the whole situation by scrapping the pregame handshake ritual altogether.
It's pretty simple—if you take away the situation, the problem of the handshake doesn't exist.
The rivalry that's existed between these clubs over the years should be enough to get people watching without all these outside issues.
I said last week that Brendan Rodgers wouldn't want to go into a game with United without a league win under his belt, but that's the situation he finds himself in.
A goal from Suarez earned Liverpool a point against Sunderland last weekend, whereas United thumped Wigan 4-0 and beat Galatasaray by a single goal in their opening Champions League game in midweek.
If you're looking at this on paper, the only result should be a Manchester United win.
However, this game is never decided on current form. It's almost like a derby in that respect.
Form goes out of the window.
The Liverpool fans will demand a performance from their players against United, just as the United fans will.
The problem is, I don't see where Liverpool's goals will come from.
Although Wayne Rooney is injured, United still have Robin van Persie and Chicharito at their disposal. Therefore, their strength in depth will probably see them leave Anfield with all three points on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers will still be searching for his first league win in charge of Liverpool.