Luis Suarez (R) refused to shake Patrice Evra's hand last season
After enjoying some thrilling midweek games in the UEFA Champions League (and Europa Cup), the attention of football lovers switches back to the fortunes of their clubs in their various domestic competitions, with the stand out games in the English Premier League coming up tomorrow.
A look at the match ups will explain why tomorrow is being called ‘Super Sunday’. At Anfield, Liverpool welcomes Manchester United, while champions, Manchester City host team of the moment, Arsenal and the capital hosts a derby in the Tottenham Hotspur versus QPR clash and rounding up Sunday’s action is Newcastle hosting Norwich.
Two cracking games taking place not too far apart will see the North East of England rocking, especially at Anfield were Liverpool’s Luis Suarez squares up against United’s Patrice Evra, the man who cost him an eight-match ban and hefty fine last season after the FA upheld Evra’s racism claim against the Uruguayan.
However, both clubs have been at pains to bury the hatchet and have said the two players will be shaking hands this time around.
Nevertheless for both sets of fans it is what happens on the field of play rather than the handshake that concerns them more, especially Liverpool fans, who are seeing their darling club hovering just above the relegation zone. On their part, Manchester United will not want to slip up in order to keep within touching distance of the top of the table.
Less than an hour away, the Etihad Stadium will also rumble with the clash of two unbeaten sides in City and Arsenal.
The passion, history and quality of players on display at all the venues should make for a truly ‘super Sunday’ of football