Brendan Rodgers pays tribute to Hillsborough families

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster are “inspirational”.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool fans on the Spion Kop create a mosaic remembering the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster before the Premiership match against Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans on the Spion Kop create a mosaic remembering the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster before the Premier League match against Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Anfield will come together on Tuesday afternoon to remember the lives of the 96 fans who went to a football match and never came back from Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium on April 15th 1989.

A memorial service, beginning at 2.45pm will be held exactly 25 years after the fateful day.

“To see the fight from the families…” Rodgers is quoted in the Independent as saying.

“It would have been so easy for people to give up, but the relentlessness of their campaign has continued and it provides such inspiration.

“For me, I see so much of life’s values and ethics in their work and again it is not something I shy away from.

“I embrace it because it is a life’s work what they are putting in. I would look at it not so much as a manager but as a person on what I can gain from that.

“It is a huge commitment from them to make their lives a little bit better.”

Rodgers will address families, players, officials, legends and fans at the memorial service on Tuesday afternoon.

He added, “Over the time I have been here, it becomes your life.

“So, to be asked to represent the families and victims of Hillsborough and to give a reading, I am very honoured and proud to do that. Hopefully, the reading will do them justice.”

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  • Ridwan Nurzeha

    Rodgers really know how to be a Liverpool manager. Respect.

  • Joe Bloggs

    Lads, don’t forget that “Walk On”, a documentary commissioned by BT Sport will be shown tonight at 10pm on BT Sports 1 commemorating the Hillsborough disaster.

    The show profiles how the song evolved from Broadway to the terraces. Gerrard, Dalglish, Jamie Carragher and Ian St John all make appearances during the programme.

    YNWA

    • arthurblundell

      From where i am i’ll have to stream it,but thanks for the shout Joe

      • Joe Bloggs

        Ok! What time would that be for you? Really late?

        • arthurblundell

          I’m in canada 5 hrs diff.I missed it,but thanks anyway

          • Joe Bloggs

            You can watch at BT Sports video section.
            You’ll need a VPN though connecting through UK servers.
            Try Astrill. They offer a 7 day free trial – no credit card details required. ;)

          • arthurblundell

            Thanks Joe,finally got to see it(BT sport.)Total respect……But that’s the liverpool way though is’nt it?

          • Joe Bloggs

            Absolutely. So nostalgic yet so relevant today as it ever was and always shall be.
            YNWA

    • CARR71

      sorry joe it was last night

      • Joe Bloggs

        Yeah I fluffed my lines by setting an incorrect calendar note on my iPhone.
        Sorry guys.
        Good thing they’ll be repeating it.

    • michaelward82

      It’s repeated Monday 12:30, before BT Sport 1′s coverage of the commemorative legends game at Anfield.

      • Joe Bloggs

        Thanks! Won’t miss the repeat. :)

  • j75j

    Loved the message from Margaret Aspinall to the team that stress can be good for you when channelled! Brilliant words for the team to use in the coming weeks from someone who knows what to do with the real stress of the lies over the last 25 years!