FAN POWER

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Liver­pool

The at­mos­phere at An­field is ar­guably the best in Eng­land and that was shown again in the in­tense meet­ings be­tween the two sides last sea­son – even if it re­gret­tably went too far with the dis­grace­ful at­tack on the City team bus. But Liver­pool are a club with a huge, pas­sion­ate fan-base and they have main­tained that sup­port de­spite not win­ning the league for 28 years.

Manch­ester City

No one would ar­gue that City have an ex­tremely pas­sion­ate, mo­ti­vated fan­base. It is clearly smaller than a club such as Liver­pool but the hard­core will al­ways make their pres­ence felt. City are a rel­a­tively “new” club in global fan terms and the on­go­ing luke­warm re­sponse to the Cham­pi­ons League – with empty seats against Lyon re­cently – con­tin­ues to high­light that.

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