LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Liverpool supporters and players stand for a minute's applause to remember the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, with the Spion Kop forming a 96 mosaic before the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Gone but never forgotten — Rest in Peace The 96

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the darkest day in the history of Liverpool Football Club. The Hillsborough disaster claimed 96 innocent lives on this day in 1989.

This year marks the first anniversary of the disaster since the jury in the inquests last April concluded that Liverpool supporters were unlawfully killed.

The jury, on April 26 last year, found that both the police and the ambulance service caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the disaster by an error or omission after the crush in the west terrace had begun to develop.

Following the inquest verdicts, it was decided by the Hillsborough families that last year’s memorial service at Anfield would be the last. Instead, today players and staff across the club will fall silent at 3.06pm to observe a minute’s silence to mark the 28th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

In memory of the Liverpool supporters who went to watch their beloved Reds on April 15th, 1989, but never returned. May they rest in peace and never be forgotten.