Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has made another plea to UEFA to ‘œsee sense’ and avoid letting the Reds play their Champions League quarter-final tie on April 15th, the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.
The club have already put in an official request to UEFA to avoid this happening when the draw is made this Friday, and Gerrard today reiterated the importance of the request.
The midfielder, who lost his ten-year-old cousin, John-Paul Gilhooley, in the tragedy at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium in 1989, told the Daily Star, “We will have to wait and see what happens but hopefully there is a way around it.
“I don’t think you should have to play on a day like that. It should be a day when we remember the people who we lost – and their families.
“Rules are rules and sometimes you can’t break them. You have to deal with them. Uefa have to show a bit of common sense and ideally rules can change – but unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.”