Liverpool rarely got the better of us. Famously the 1983 Milk Cup final and later a Charity Shield final saw us completely rout the Scousers in the streets and what happened is part of the Cockney Reds legend. They have never recovered. Liverpool fans played dirty back then, throwing darts and golf balls with nails driven through them, and stabbing one United fan so badly he almost died. Then there was Merseyside Police. All round the country the coppers would be neutral but not in Liverpool, as they seemed to protect their own and that is all to do with the ‘Liverpool family’ – this sort of insularity they boast about.
“Cockney Reds: The Story of Manchester United’s Southern Army” by Robert Cleur with Steve Little is available on May 16 and is published in paperback by Milo Books (price £8.99).
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