Manchester United legend Norman Whiteside has poked fun at Liverpool fans for their somewhat tame welcoming of the Red Devils' team bus on arrival at Anfield.
The two rivals met once again in the Premier League on Sunday in a crunch clash of huge significance for both sides. United still hold faint hopes of mounting an outside bid to win the Premier League title, while Liverpool are aiming to rescue their season by claiming a top four spot.
Liverpool fans are often out in force for games of this magnitude, usually armed with pyrotechnics and full voices to stir up a hostile reception for the opposing side that can break a team's confidence before they've even set foot on the field. But Sunday's effort for United did little to raise the hairs on your neck, much like the way Liverpool's season is panning out.
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Footage was shared on social media of United's team bus making the final yards of its trip down Anfield Road, with Liverpool fans lining the street either side. But rather than be faced with a barrage of boos, United were instead given a lazy rendition of 'Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool' and just one solitary flare to put the fear into them.
Needless to say United will likely have been buoyed by the lack of atmosphere from the home support on their way into the stadium, with Whiteside opting to put the boot in further.
"That’s nothing it was Tear Gas down the tunnel back in the day," he wrote on Twitter. Whiteside spent seven years as a senior United player between 1982-1989, after coming through the youth ranks, before joining Everton.
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He scored four goals in 19 appearances against Liverpool, including in a 2-1 League Cup final defeat in 1983, as well as two goals at Anfield – a late equaliser in 1984 and the winner on Boxing Day 1986.
Liverpool fans did at least perk up for a rousing rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before kick-off to boost the atmosphere inside Anfield and put pressure on Erik ten Hag's men. United won the last fixture between the sides back in August in a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
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