Rivalries were put aside as clubs from around the country paid their respects to the 96 supporters who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster 28 years ago today.
Joining supporters in paying their respects, tributes were made by former Liverpool players and staff, and clubs from around the country.
Many former Liverpool players marked the anniversary on social media:
— Kenneth Dalglish (@kennethdalglish) April 15, 2017
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) April 15, 2017
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 15, 2017
JFT96. Gone but never forgotten. RIP ?? https://t.co/FqcmxarnVY
— jon flanagan (@jon_flan93) April 15, 2017
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) April 15, 2017
— Daniel Pacheco (@dani37pacheco) April 15, 2017
— PB (@patrikberger73) April 15, 2017
— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) April 15, 2017
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) April 15, 2017
— Harry Kewell (@HarryKewell) April 15, 2017
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) April 15, 2017
— Jason MCATEER (@MCATEER4) April 15, 2017
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) April 15, 2017
Everton, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund were among the clubs to pay their respects:
— Tranmere Rovers FC (@tranmererovers) April 15, 2017
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 15, 2017
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 15, 2017
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 15, 2017
As we head to the match today, we remember that on this day 28 years ago, Liverpool fans were doing the same. 96 didn't return. #JFT96
— Five Year Plan? (@FYPFanzine) April 15, 2017
— Celtic – The Musical (@Celtic_Musical) April 15, 2017
YNWA from ur friends in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/jYAnoch6FI
— GOVAN EMERALD CSC (@GovanEmerald) April 15, 2017
Our thoughts are with you.JFT96. https://t.co/Zv57prdRoX
— NUFC SupportersTrust (@nufctrust) April 15, 2017
— Jon Holmes (@jonboy79) April 15, 2017
Meanwhile, Everton moved to ban the S*n newspaper after comments published by columnist and former editor Kelvin Mackenzie this week:
Yesterday Everton Football Club informed The Sun newspaper it was banned from Goodison Park, the USM Finch Farm training ground and all areas of the Club’s operation.
Whilst we will not dignify any journalist with a response to appalling and indefensible allegations, the newspaper has to know that any attack on this City, either against a much respected community or individual, is not acceptable.