33 years on from that fateful day in 1989, Liverpool FC continues to pay respects and remember the 97 lives lost in the worst sporting tragedy in British history.
Henderson and Klopp led the tributes at Anfield on Friday morning, joined by Sir Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, who were part of the Reds’ squad at Hillsborough in 1989.
Also paying their respects were the under-23s manager Barry Lewtas and player Tom Clayton, under-18s manager Marc Bridge-Wilkinson and player Luca Stephenson, and women’s team manager Matt Beard and player Rachael Laws.
Earlier today, former players, members of our men’s, @LiverpoolFCW and Academy squads paid their respects to the 97 children, women and men who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy. pic.twitter.com/dik50pxn9W
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 15, 2022
Players across all levels of the club observed a minute’s silence on Friday ahead of training, and 97 balloons will be released on the Anfield pitch at 3.06pm – the time that the game was stopped in 1989.
“For those who lost loved ones on that awful day, the pain will never diminish,” said Klopp.
“For those who were there, who themselves were hurt or injured – or even witnessed the horror – they can never eradicate those feelings.
“So we must continue to support them and observe this anniversary in a manner which honours the memory of those we lost. But also acknowledge the courage, fortitude and reliance of the people who fought for justice in their memory for decades.
“The majority of us honoured to represent this club today can never truly comprehend the suffering, but we can express our love and our solidarity.”