Greater Manchester Police warns Man United and Liverpool fans

Snehanjan Banerjee / 10 September 2015

The greatest and most fierce rivalry in English football will be revived as the two giants of English football, Manchester United and Liverpool go head to head on Saturday at Old Trafford at 5:30 pm local time.

Greater Manchester Police has urged both sets of the fanbase to behave responsibly as this is the first time since 2004 the match starts so late.

3000 traveling Kops are expected to travel to Manchester and the police expect that alcohol consumption by fans that day will be much more than a normal day and they are warned to behave by keeping in mind of the situation.

GMP issued a statement on Wednesday to remind those attending of how they should act. Local regulations regarding drinking on the streets will be adhered to and fans have been warned that flares are not allowed inside the stadium and could lead to a ban.

GMP said: “As always the TV cameras and media will be focused on one of the biggest club fixtures in the world. We hope that supporters from both sides act in a responsible manner and enjoy the game, no matter what the result. The aim is to ensure that everyone enjoys the match and the day passes off safely. Recent league fixtures at Old Trafford between United and Liverpool have passed without incident and this is something that I hope we can achieve again for this game.”

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