Emotions threatened to boil over on the stroke of half-time between Liverpool and Manchester United, when Robin van Persie, who had already been booked, was involved in angry verbal exchanges with several Liverpool players, particularly Gerrard.
Liverpool fans were loving their captain in the first half at Anfield on Sunday as he got into a war of words with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.
Van Persie had shown his dark sides on a couple occasions in the first period and after yet another confrontation involving the Dutchman Liverpool’s captain Steven Gerrard spat back.
Right under the nose of the match official, Gerrard called Van Persie a “F*****g prick” and a “w****r”, on what proved to be a day of celebration on Merseyside as Liverpool went on to record a 1-0 win over the enemy.
The Reds' claimed the points courtesy of a Daniel Sturridge goal, which made it three in three for the Liverpool striker who is filling the void of Suarez nicely. The match also marked Bill Shankley's 100th anniversary, and the fixture paid tribute to the man who made the club what it is today.
Liverpool secured their best start to a Premier League season since 1994-95 with victory over champions Manchester United at Anfield.
The result left Liverpool as the only team to win all three of their opening games, a feat that can couldn't be matched by Tottenham Hotspur when they traveled to Arsenal for the north London derby later that day recording a 1-0 defeat.
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