Minute's applause confirmed for Ronaldo
Fans of Manchester United and Liverpool will unite in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family at tonight’s match between the two teams at Anfield.
A fan-led minute’s applause will be held in the seventh minute of the game in a tribute to the Portuguese striker and his partner Georgina, after they announced the loss of their new-born baby boy on Monday.
Messages of support from across the football world are continually flooding in on social media and everybody’s thoughts are with the Ronaldo family right now.
It was confirmed earlier that Cristiano will miss the game to be with his loved ones.
While United and Liverpool share English football's greatest rivalry, there is a deep-rooted respect held between the two clubs and that will be highlighted by the minute’s applause, which was initially suggested by fans of the Merseyside team.
Ralf Rangnick’s United squad led a request to wear black armbands at Anfield and that has been reciprocated by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
Kick-off at Anfield is scheduled for 20:00 BST.