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Hillsborough: Liverpool remembers 30 years on from football tragedy

Mr Anderson added: "The 96 have never been forgotten and even though this city is divided by our footballing allegiances, we have been united in supporting the families and Hillsborough survivors for the past 30 years, and will continue to do so."

The decision has resulted in more subdued commemorations taking place across the city, including tributes to the fans who never returned home going on display at St George's Hall.

It was day charged with emotion and anger over the lack of action and one which saw Andy Burnham, the then secretary of state for culture, media and sport, booed and baracked when he spoke.

In the matchday programme for Sunday's game against Chelsea, where a minute's silence will take place at kick-off, he wrote: "Like most of the first-team players I wasn’t born when 96 supporters of this club – men, women and children – attended a football match and never came home.

"With us this afternoon will be families of those who died, survivors who were in the Leppings Lane end on that terrible day, supporters who witnessed the disaster unfold and players and management who were on the pitch and in the dugout while it was happening.

A minute's silence will take place across the city as it remembers the 96 football fans who tragically lost their lives at the 1989 FA Cup game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

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