Liverpool Fans Applaud For a Minute During Manchester United Clash as a Touching Gesture For the Death of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son

The beauty of this game is seen during the tougher times, and that is exactly what the Liverpool fans showcased last night. Putting the biggest rivalry to one side, the Anfield faithful paid their respect to Cristiano Ronaldo after the player had announced the tragic loss of his baby boy at birth the earlier day.

Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez had officially revealed the heartbreaking news through their social media profiles. It revealed that their newborn son had died shortly after birth and it was the twin sister’s presence that gave them the strength to fight through the pain. Clubs and players had immediately shared their condolences with the grieving parents.

The Liverpool fans paid their tribute by holding a minute’s applause in the seventh minute, and an emotional chorus of their famous anthem, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ echoed the whole stadium. The players and the staff along with the officials also paid their respect as they wore the black armband throughout the match.

Liverpool Fans’ Class Gesture For Cristiano Ronaldo

The gesture was being planned long before the match began as the Anfield faithful decided to share the grief. The decision was reached by thousands with a message posted on one of the Facebook fan pages which read, “If you are lucky enough to be attending the game tomorrow evening, then please show a mark of respect to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family by taking part in the round of applause which will be held on the seventh minute. Rivalries should be set aside in heart-breaking circumstances such as these. You’ll Never Walk Alone, CR7 Jr.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence in the Manchester United side was immense and his absence was a huge blow for the side that was visiting Anfield. It was still unclear if the player would appear for the fixture but his vacancy was well anticipated. His presence was crucial for his family who was going through a difficult phase.

Later, Manchester United confirmed the news through a statement that said, “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy.”

Manchester United faced Liverpool for the second time this season, but the outcome was nothing different. The Red Devils were thrashed 5-0 at Old Trafford in October. They hoped of turning the results this time as a win was crucial in their bid for Champions League qualification. However, Liverpool showed no mercy as they defeated United 4-0.

The Reds completely dominated the match and the visitors were left answerless to their attacks. The new addition, Luis Diaz opened the scoring for them as early as the fifth minute. Sadio Mane also scored one but it was Mohamed Salah who hammered them. The Egyptian scored a brace and got an assist on the night as Liverpool leapt Manchester City for the first place.