Liverpool will order striker Luis Suarez to shake Patrice Evra’s hand when the Reds take on Manchester United next Sunday, according to The Daily Mail.
The Uruguay international was at the centre of a race row last term when he was found guilty of using racist and inflammatory language to the French defender, and was consequently banned by the FA for eight games.
When the pair came up against each other upon Suarez’s return to action, the South American opted to not shake Evra’s hand, causing massive controversy.
With John Terry and Anton Ferdinand at loggerheads and not shaking hands over a similar incident when QPR met Chelsea on Saturday, the Merseyside club are eager to make a positive gesture and end the bitterness between the players and the clubs.
It is believed that Liverpool chief Ian Ayre will hold discussions with Manchester United equivalent David Gill this week over the potentially explosive incident, and discuss ways in which the game can pass without controversy.
By Gareth McKnight