- THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF BOTH CITIES
Approximately 35.2 miles separates Liverpool from Manchester and this close proximity has sparked a feeling of bitterness between the supporters. The Merseyside club has been pegged back by the Red Devils in the recent past and both off and on-field controversies have not helped their cause.
The Red Devils though faced similar woes and every time these two sides meet, many anticipate a violent outburst or worse. Hopefully, things have cooled down a little, but the bitterness seems to remain more or less the same.