Manchester United and Liverpool supporters united in a fan-led minute of applause at Anfield in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the death of his baby boy.
Liverpool fans sang their club’s anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in the seventh minute – Ronaldo’s shirt number at United – of the league match.
A United shirt with Ronaldo’s name and number was held up in the away end.
The Portugal international missed Tuesday’s match between the two rivals.
On Monday, Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez announced the death of their baby boy, saying it is the “greatest pain that any parents can feel”.
Ronaldo, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, were expecting twins.
Their baby girl survived, and they said her birth “gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness”.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,” they wrote.
Both United and Liverpool players wore black armbands in a mark of respect to Ronaldo and his family.
Before the match, which Liverpool won 4-0 to go two points clear at the top of the Premier League table, United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick said there were more important things in life than football.
“The whole team, the whole club is with him [Ronaldo],” added Rangnick.
“For me it was clear he has to be where he is now with his family.”
BBC Radio 5 Live football correspondent John Murray, who was commentating at the game, described the tribute as “wonderful”.
“After being at Wembley on Saturday where there was the disruption of the Hillsborough silence, I have to confess when I heard this morning that there was this tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo at this game, you did think ‘I hope that goes off ok’.
“In actual fact it was wonderful. It was a brilliant show of support from human beings to another human being.”
Former Everton and Scotland forward James McFadden, who was co-commentator for 5 Live at the game, described the tribute as a “real touch of class” from Liverpool fans.
“To show their respect and support for Cristiano Ronaldo in such a difficult time – a classy, classy touch,” he added.
Liverpool followers applaud within the seventh minute of the match in opposition to Manchester United at Anfield in help of Cristiano Ronaldo following the loss of life of his child boy
Manchester United and Liverpool supporters united in a fan-led minute of applause at Anfield in help of Cristiano Ronaldo and his household following the loss of life of his child boy.
Liverpool followers sang their membership’s anthem ‘You will By no means Stroll Alone’ within the seventh minute – Ronaldo’s shirt quantity at United – of the league match.
A United shirt with Ronaldo’s title and quantity was held up within the away finish.
The Portugal worldwide missed Tuesday’s match between the 2 rivals.
On Monday, Ronaldo and associate Georgina Rodriguez introduced the loss of life of their child boy, saying it’s the “best ache that any mother and father can really feel”.
Ronaldo, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, had been anticipating twins.
Their child lady survived, and so they mentioned her delivery “offers us the energy to reside this second with some hope and happiness”.
“Our child boy, you might be our angel. We’ll at all times love you,” they wrote.
Each United and Liverpool gamers wore black armbands in a mark of respect to Ronaldo and his household.
Earlier than the match, United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick mentioned there have been extra essential issues in life than soccer.
“The entire staff, the entire membership is with him [Ronaldo],” added Rangnick.
“For me it was clear he needs to be the place he’s now together with his household.”
BBC Radio 5 Dwell soccer correspondent John Murray, who was commentating on the recreation, described the tribute as “fantastic”.
“After being at Wembley on Saturday the place there was the disruption of the Hillsborough silence, I’ve to admit after I heard this morning that there was this tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo at this recreation, you probably did suppose ‘I hope that goes off okay’.
“In precise truth it was fantastic. It was an excellent present of help from human beings to a different human being.”
Former Everton and Scotland ahead James McFadden, who was co-commentator for five Dwell on the recreation, described the tribute as a “actual contact of sophistication” from Liverpool followers.
“To indicate their respect and help for Cristiano Ronaldo in such a tough time – an aesthetic, stylish contact,” he added.
Fans held a minute’s applause during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United in support of United striker Cristiano Ronaldo after the tragic death of his baby son.
In a touching moment during the seventh minute of the clash between the fierce rivals at Anfield on Tuesday evening, Liverpool fans led the applause and sung a rousing rendition of club anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” out of respect for the United number seven and his family.
Manchester United and Liverpool players and fans have banded together to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo tonight, following the death of his newborn son.
Reds fans sang the team’s anthem ‘you’ll never walk alone’ as they led Man U supporters in a clap in sympathy for the grieving player’s loss.
The forward missed tonight’s clash between the two teams, after his newborn twin boy died.
Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez had earlier announced the tragic news, confirming their baby girl had survived.
At the seventh minute of Tuesday’s match, supporters on both sides stood for a minute’s applause.
The historic rivals joined together at Anfield for the tribute on Tuesday evening, as the stadium united to pay respect to Ronaldo and his family.
Football great Gary Lineker called it a “lovely, moving and heartfelt” gesture for the player, who wears a number seven shirt.
Ronaldo had earlier announced the loss in a joint message with his partner, prompting messages of support from across the footballing world and beyond.
Man United confirmed Ronaldo’s absence from the Premier League match, saying on the club’s website: “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time.
“As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy.
Ronaldo to miss Man Utd game with Liverpool after death of baby boy
“Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and sending strength to the family.”
A further statement on United’s website said the fan-led minute’s applause at the seventh minute had “initially been suggested by fans of the Merseyside team”.
A request from Ralf Rangnick’s visiting squad to wear black armbands had been accepted and “will be reciprocated by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side”.