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Liverpool fans will be downloading a new song next week when ‘Fields of Anfield Road‘ is released ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

The famous Liverpool song, an adaptation of the Irish ballad ‘Fields of Athenry’, has been recorded by a host of famous Liverpulian musicians, with a verse added in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives on April 15th 1989.

Liverpool fans hope they can get the song into the UK Top 40, therefore providing a tribute to the 96 and heightening awareness of the fight for justice.

Former Liverpool players Kenny Dalglish, Phil Thompson, John Aldridge, Bruce Grobelaar and Alan Kennedy have also been involved in the project. Current manager Rafa Benitez was also at the launch on Thursday morning, he said “I think it’s important to show support for the fans and the families.”

All money raised from the sales of the song will be given to the Hillsborough Family Support Group, who are responsible for the organising of the Hillsborough service at Anfield each year.

Fields of Anfield Road is released on April 6th, make sure you download via iTunes and get it in the charts.

It will also be available in the official club shop so you can pick up a copy on CD before the Blackburn match.

Links:

  • BBC News: Stars launch Hillsborough single (With video footage)
  • LFC TV: Watch the video
  • Fields of Anfield Road official website
  • Liverpool Echo: Fields of Anfield Road launched
  • Why Liverpool fans Don’t Buy The Sun
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