Liverpool and Chelsea remembering Hillsborough

A minute’s silence will be held at Sunday’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea as the clubs come together to remember the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.

Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at which 96 men, women and children were to lose their lives.

Supporters attending the game are requested to arrive inside the stadium well in advance of the 4.30pm kick-off in order to allow enough time to find their seat and pay their respects.

Players from both sides will also wear black armbands during the game as an additional mark of respect.

The actions of a mindless and unwanted minority in Prague has once again brought a spotlight upon Chelsea supporters, embarrassing the club and their fellow fans. It is our expectation that this will not be repeated in Liverpool, and where there is evidence of any inappropriate or disrespectful behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action.

Ahead of the game, we will be publishing an article on written by Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, who played for Liverpool’s city rivals Everton at the time of the Hillsborough tragedy. In it, he reflects on his own experiences and memories of the time, as well as the importance of marking the tragedy and remembering the many victims it claimed.

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