Slideshow: Man United and Liverpool Supporters Charity match

They said it couldn’t be done but here are Man United and Liverpool fans standing shoulder to shoulder.

The bitter rivals took part in the third annual Ballee Liverpool supporters and Manchester United fans Charity match. This has become one of the most anticipated dates in the football calender.

The combined teams of Ballee Liverpool and Manchester United Supporters Clubs pictured prior to their annual charity match raising money for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. INBT33-230AC

The combined teams of Ballee Liverpool and Manchester United Supporters Clubs pictured prior to their annual charity match raising money for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. INBT33-230AC

This year half of the money raised will go towards Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Another person who will benefit is local girl Jessica Philpott who has ‘Apert Syndrome’ - a life long affliction.

The syndrome, which affects one in every 100,000 children and disrupts the normal growth of bone before birth, results in deformities of the head, hands, feet and face.