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24 June 2020 18:34

"Sir Matt Busby said it best: 'FOOTBALL IS NOTHING WITHOUT FANS'." Want more sport news from Glasgow Live?

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Matt Busby 'quote' sets Celtic alarm bells ringing as fans conjure hilarious responses

LIVERPOOL welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield as they look to move one step closer to the Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp's men are on the cusp of a first top-flight crown since 1990, but were held to a 0-0 draw by Merseyside rivals Everton in their first post-lockdown game. While Palace are on a strong run of four Premier league wins on the spin, which has propelled them into the top-half of the table. Kick-off: 8:15pm UK time Venue: Anfield TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Main Event (crowd noise) / Sky Sports Premier League (no crowd noise) Liverpool XI: To follow Crystal Palace XI: To follow Follow all the latest updates from Merseyside below... Load more entries… Liverpool will host Crystal Palace in its first home match since the Premier League returned from its three-month coronavirus-induced hiatus.

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The Reds resumed the season with a goalless draw at Everton without fans on Sunday. Although the clubs will also face off without spectators at Anfield, manager Jurgen Klopp believes playing at home will help his team inch closer to the league title. Liverpool is five points away from glory. Klopp confirmed James Milner and Joel Matip will miss Wednesday's match after they both suffered injuries against Everton. Milner exited with 42 minutes left on the clock with a hamstring complaint, while Matip later left due to an issue with his big toe.

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Liverpool hasn't suffered defeat in the top flight at Anfield since April 2017 when Palace left with a 2–1 victory. The Eagles arrive at Merseyside coming off Saturday's 2–0 win at Bournemouth. The victory pushed the club past Arsenal to ninth on the league table. How to Watch: Time: 3:15 p.m. ET TV Channel: NBCSN Live Stream: You can stream the match on fuboTV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

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The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE email alerts from Daily Record - Celtic Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email As two of the most colossal fanbases on the planet, we're not sure we want to get in the way of this one. But there's an almighty "who said it?" debate erupting on Twitter following a gesture from Manchester United. Ahead of the their closed-door Premier League return to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, the club have adorned seats with a banner featuring a quote from legendary boss Sir Matt Busby. Sign up to our Record Celtic newsletter Get all the latest Celtic news sent straight to your Inbox every day by signing up to our newsletter. We cover every morsel of information regarding your favourite club in the form of articles, videos and podcasts.

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The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we've covered that in the last 24 hours. To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here. Placed behind the goal at the Stretford End, the banner reads: "Football is nothing without fans - Sir Matt Busby". That's, of course, a slightly rearranged quote Celtic fans will recognise instantly. The words are immortalised outside Celtic Park in tribute to Jock Stein, and they read: "Football without fans is nothing." It's an iconic phrase for the Parkhead faithful and, upon clocking United's display on Twitter, it's fair to say they weren't having it being attributed to Busby.

A sceptical punter wrote wrote: "I'm sure Matt Busby definitely said all those words but just not together or in that order." Another said: "The legend that is Mr Jock Stein uttered those words long before Busby. Just saying." One said: "Jock Stein, Matt Busby, both Scottish, nobody will notice." Another added: "Matt Busby didn't say it though, Jock Stein did and it's 'Football without fans is nothing'. Other than that it's a good point." One wrote: "As said by one of Sir Matt Busby's closest friends and a personal hero to your greatest manager, his name, Jock Stein." There were plenty more where this one came from as another added: "You're going to need a bigger boat - Sir Matt Busby" Another said: "One small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind - Matt Busby" One fan said: "Ich bin ein Berliner – Sir Matt Busby" And finally, this cracker: "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster – Sir Matt Busby" Sign up to FREE email alerts from GlasgowLive - daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email "Football without fans is nothing". A famous quote attributed to legendary Celtic manager Jock Stein. It's a slightly abridged version of the full quote, which reads: "Without fans who pay at the turnstile, football is nothing." Either way, Jock Stein's the one who said it. Unless, that is, you're a Manchester United fan, in which case Sir Matt Busby said it. To receive one WhatsApp message a day with the top Celtic stories of the day, as well as breaking news alerts, text CELTIC to 07899068921. Then add the number to your contacts as 'Glasgow Live Sport'. A display has been unveiled at the club's Stretford End stand reading: "FOOTBALL IS NOTHING WITHOUT FANS". Not in itself a controversial statement, but below it are the words "SIR MATT BUSBY". United fan @RickMc0161 tweeted: "United asked what we'd like to see in the Stret for the remaining games of the season. "We suggested they send a heartfelt message to show just how much the club, players and manager value their match-going supporters. "Sir Matt Busby said it best: 'FOOTBALL IS NOTHING WITHOUT FANS'." Want more sport news from Glasgow Live? For more sport stories you can follow our new Glasgow Live Sport Facebook page. Also interested in Hearts and Hibs? Check out our sister title Edinburgh Live Sport. Celtic fans were quick to point out the inaccuracy, with @TrumpFragile saying: "It was the immortal Jock Stein who uttered them" and @tonka_timmy saying: "Sir Matt Busby said no such thing and ould be embarrassed to have that quote, by his great friend Jock Stein, attributed to him." Fans will be hoping United players are inspired by the quote tonight when they take on Sheffield United at Celtic Park. Celtic fans have hilariously hijacked a post on social media after someone posted the quote printed on one of the stands at Old Trafford for their first home game with no crowd. The message is 'Football is nothing without fans' and the quote is attributed to Manchester Utd Legend Matt Busby. Celtic fans have heard this plenty of times before but it was the late great Jock Stein who said those immortal words. This led to a barrage of Celtic fans attributing quotes to Matt Busby under the post, even our own social media man couldn't resist! Have a look. "And that's the bottom line coz Stone Cold said so" – Sir Matt Busby — CeltsAreHere (@HereCelts) June 23, 2020 We have no doubt the Manchester Utd man said it at some point during his career but most people in Scotland do attribute the 'Football without the fans, is nothing' saying to the former Celtic manager; it's even printed on his statue outside Celtic Park. Celtic fans showing their always up for a laugh on social media to lighten the mood in these testing times.