Liverpool and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head on Monday evening in what looks set to be one of the biggest games of the season so far.
Jurgen Klopp's side have been in fine form of late, racking up four consecutive wins in the Premier League. Manchester United, on the other hand, are failing to prove their credentials on a consistent basis and have secured just four points from their last four fixtures.
The Merseyside outfit may well head into the game as favourites, but they certainly won't be underestimating Jose Mourinho and co.
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Interestingly, though, the likes of Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho won't be wearing their usual shirts for the fixture.
The club will make a key change to their shirts for the game, where they place “Seeing is believing” on their shirts instead of pushing their sponsor Standard Chartered.
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Change of shirt
The reason for the change is for the club and Standard Chartered to raise awareness and funds to tackle avoidable blindness.
Standard Chartered stated: “Following the match, the limited edition shirts will be signed by the Liverpool FC players and auctioned off to raise money for Seeing is Believing – along with a few other surprise items! And every penny raised will be matched by Standard Chartered.
"This match comes just four days after World Sight Day, which focuses on raising awareness of visual impairment and blindness around the world.”
See the photo of the shirt here:
Liverpool and United have also released statements ahead of the game in an attempt to combat controversy involving both sets of fans.
As per the Reds' official website, the statement read: “Both clubs, their supporters and football fans around the world are looking forward to this historic and passionate match between two of the sport’s biggest and oldest rivals.
“There is great rivalry between our fans and we ask all supporters to be respectful and help eradicate all forms of offensive and discriminatory behaviour from the game.
“If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behaviour by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the club’s ground regulations. This is an unrivalled fixture in the Premier League calendar and we thank all fans for their continued support in this important area of the game.”
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