Cristiano Ronaldo offered support by Liverpool and Man United players and fans after son's demise

The Liverpool vs Manchester United match will see the audience offer support to Cristiano Ronaldo with a minute's applause at the seventh minute after he lost his baby boy on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had scored a hattrick in his last match for Manchester United, but will not feature in this match due to family bereavement. (File Photo)   -  REUTERS

Cristiano Ronaldo was offered support by the fans with a minute's applause at the seventh minute by both Manchester United and Liverpool fans after the Portuguse and his partner Georgina Rodriguez lost their baby boy on Monday.

The players also wore black bands to mourn the loss with Manchester United offering solidaity on and off the internet for its forward.

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"I am a father of two sons myself and nothing could be more painful. I hope he and his family are strong together," Man United manager Ralf Rangnick told Sky Sports before the match.

The club released a statement offering him support, "sending love".

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"Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. 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," the statement read.

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