Liverpool have insisted that “public safety must be the number one factor” after the decision to postpone the Premier League clash on Sunday night to Man United.
Just over an hour after the scheduled kick-off time, it was confirmed that Man United vs Liverpool have been postponed due to security concerns.
As protests continue outside Old Trafford, following an earlier stadium violation that saw United fans rally on the pitch, neither side traveled on the advice of the local authorities.
Discussions are ongoing over the new kick-off date and time, and Liverpool have now issued a statement reiterating their support for the decision:
“Liverpool Football Club fully agreed with the decision to postpone today’s game due to the ongoing events in Old Trafford and the surrounding area.
“We believe that public safety should be the number one factor in such a decision, with the ability to provide a safe environment for participants, staff and officials being a particular priority.
“It was clearly not possible for that to be guaranteed today due to a situation that quickly escalated.
“We will continue to engage with Manchester United, the Premier League and local authorities to find an appropriate date for the postponement.
“As soon as we have this information, we will inform our supporters accordingly.”
It could be that the game will now take place on Monday night, with United expected to travel to Rome for their Europa League semi-final second leg on Thursday.
Liverpool and United will return to the Premier League next weekend, with the Reds hosting Southampton on Saturday night.