Suarez faces Evra in hostile clash
February 09, 2012
An early kick off at Old Trafford means fans of the English
Premier League can witness one of football’s greatest rivalries at a more convenient time on Fox Sports on Saturday
The clash between Manchester United and Liverpool follows quickly on from the FA Cup Fourth Round tie which
ended in victory for the Merseyside club when Dirk Kuyt struck the winner in the 89th minute.
smarting from the cup exit two weeks ago, Manchester United will be all out to avenge that defeat and overtake Manchester City
at the top of the Premier League. The occasion is given extra spice as Patrice Evra comes face-to-face with Luis Suarez for the
first time since the Uruguayan was banned for racial abuse aimed at United’s left back.
Suarez has served an
eight match ban following the controversial incident and now he’s back, captain Steven Gerrard sees him as the man to
guide Liverpool to a UEFA Champions League spot. The 25-year-old striker can expect a hostile reception from the home
supporters and will be looking to quiet the crowd with a goal. Online bookmaker Sportsbet has a Money Back Special on the game, offering free bet refunds for losing
bets on a selection of markets if Suarez scores at anytime in the game.
Manchester United will have the services of
Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Rio Ferdinand who missed the FA Cup game and starred in the dramatic comeback at Chelsea last
weekend. Man of the match, Rooney scored two penalties as United fought back from 3-0 down to earn a point in London. The
result left United two points from the top of the league and with leaders Manchester City playing on Sunday, have the chance to
regain top spot for at least 24 hours.