Liverpool fans put rivalry with Manchester United aside to show support to Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, a day after the Portuguese star revealed his newborn baby son had died. Supporters from both sides stood to applaud during the seventh minute of a clash between English football’s two most successful clubs at Anfield, a reference to Ronaldo’s shirt number. Liverpool fans also sang their famous anthem “You’ll never walk alone”. Ronaldo missed the match to be with his family. 👏👏👏 A classy gesture from both Liverpool and Man United fans who briefly unite to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. #beINPL #LIVMUN Watch Now 👉 https://t.co/NRYe31nXnO pic.twitter.com/DzHiR7gfhM — beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 19, 2022 “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time,” United said in a statement earlier in the day. “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 and his partner Georgina Rodriguez had revealed in a social media post last October that the couple was expecting twins. They confirmed the birth of a baby daughter at the same time as revealing their son’s death. The couple, who met during Ronaldo’s time at Real Madrid, have a four-year-old daughter together, while Ronaldo has three other children. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp told Sky Sports after the match he “loved” the gesture. “All rivalry aside in this moment, there’s only one thing [that is] important. “Of course, all our thoughts from the moment we heard about it (the death) are with Cristiano and his family. I cannot even imagine how it must be and we really feel for him.” On the pitch Liverpool hammered their northwest rivals with another dominant display that moved them to the top of the Premier League table. Mohamed Salah’s first two goals since February 19 – making it nine in his last six matches against Liverpool’s historical rivals – were supplemented by strikes from Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane but the 4-0 scoreline hardly told the whole story. It puts the pressure on Manchester City, who host Brighton on Wednesday.