According the BBC Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Manchester United’s Patrice Evra will shake hands before Sunday's match at Anfield.
The BBC claim that both clubs are confident that there will be no repeat of the non-handshake of their last meeting.
The clubs have been in talks about how to mark the release of the Hillsborough report and there will be several tributes paid on the day, including the release of 96 balloons released by captains Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic to reflect the lives lost in the 1989 tragedy.
"It is going to be a very emotional day," Ferguson said. "We will support them in every way we can. We are supportive of Liverpool."