Liverpool Football Club honours Hillsborough Dead, 25 years on

Liverpool Football Club honours Hillsborough Dead, 25 years on

Liverpool Football Club is currently holding their annual memorial service for the 96 fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster, which occurred 25 years ago to the day.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will be joined by Everton boss Roberto Martinez in giving readings at the service, to be held at Liverpool’s iconic Anfield stadium.

They will be joined by directors, victims’ families, fans and players, including captain Steven Gerrard, whose 10-year-old cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley was the disaster’s youngest victim.

Fans were crushed to death during Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest as too many fans were packed onto terracing behind the goal at the Sheffield stadium.

A new inquest into the disaster resumes on April 22 after the initial accidental death verdicts passed down in 1991 were quashed in the High Court.

Liverpool are currently on the brink of their first league title since 1990 after beating Manchester City on Sunday.

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