Manchester United Stand Side-by-Side with Liverpool in Hillsborough Tribute

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 15, 2014

Tributes are laid at the memorial of the Hillsborough disaster outside Anfield before the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday April. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)
Clint Hughes

Manchester United have shown their support for bitter rivals Liverpool as the football world comes together to remember the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

The Red Devils tweeted a touching picture showing United and Liverpool players shaking hands:

Today we stand side-by-side with @LFC to remember the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989. pic.twitter.com/DHfql99zs4

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 15, 2014

It's a gesture that Liverpool had earlier in the year echoed by remembering United's own terrible loss of life in the Munich air disaster:

Thinking of those who lost their lives in the Munich air crash. Some things are more important than football rivalry. pic.twitter.com/bUpOtvTNMl

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 6, 2014

The two clubs and their sets of supporters have often been at loggerheads as they compete for the biggest prizes in football, but they have shown they can put their rivalry to one side.