The postponement was due to highly intense fan protests outside Old Trafford. The fan protests are regarding the proposed Super League.
Both Manchester United and Liverpool were part of the 12 Founding Clubs of the Super League. The pulled out a few days later after the football fraternity was firmly against this.
As a result, fans have been asking for owners of both clubs to depart from the respective clubs.
The protests were too much and thus the game had to be postponed. The two clubs, alongside the Premier League, are in discussions to set a new date.
“It is our position that public safety must be the number one factor in any such decision, with the ability to provide a secure environment for the participants, staff and officials being a particular priority.” Liverpool said in a statement.
“It was clearly not possible for this to be guaranteed today due to a situation which escalated rapidly.
“We will continue to have dialogue with Manchester United, the Premier League and the local authorities to find a suitable date to reschedule.
“As soon as we have this information we will update our supporters accordingly.” The club concludes.
Manchester United also released a statement following the postponement.
“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.
“However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.” They conclude.
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