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Liverpool players honor 96 supporters who died in the Hillsborough disaster

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:15/04/2019 16:28
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Liverpool players have honored the victims of the Hillsborough disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy.

Jurgen Klopp and his first-team squad laid wreaths of flowers at Anfield in memory of the 96 supporters who died, as did the Liverpool Ladies team, academy sides and chief executive officer Peter Moore.


Liverpool ladies paid respect 

A minute of silence was held across Liverpool at the time the FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest was stopped in 1989.

Liverpool and Chelsea perfectly observed a minute of silence before their Premier League clash.

The Reds will not hold a memorial service as in previous years although the Kop has been opened for people who want to sit and reflect.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and Lord Mayor Christine Banks laid wreaths of flowers on behalf of the people of Liverpool.

Mr Anderson said the anniversary was an "emotional day" and a "milestone".

He told the Mirror : "Today we want to provide the city with an opportunity to be here, lay tributes and pay their respects and their thoughts to the families.

"I hope it gives them comfort that the city is thinking of them today."

Former captain Steven Gerrard's cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley was the youngest victim and took to social media to pay tribute.

He posted a picture of the Hillsborough memorial on Instagram and wrote "Never forgotten", with former teammate Jamie Carragher posting a similar image.

Ex-Liverpool players Luis Garcia and Luis Enrique posted emotional messages in memory of the fans who lost their lives.



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