Liverpool is preparing Anfield for the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool prepares Anfield for the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster while Chelsea pays a visit to the crucial Premier League clash

  • Liverpool will pay tribute to 96 supporters who died in Hillsborough
  • Tragedy struck during the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1989 against Nottingham Forest
  • On the eve of the 30-year anniversary, the Reds will celebrate the occasion at Anfield
  • A minute's silence will be observed before the kick-off against Chelsea on Sunday

Liverpool has prepared Anfield to pay tribute to the 96 supporters who participated in a soccer match in April 1989, and never returned.

The Reds mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster prior to their pivotal Premier League clash with Chelsea.

A minute's silence is observed before the kick-off in memory of the victims of the tragedy that took place in the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Liverpool will pay tribute to the 96 supporters who have lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy

Liverpool will pay tribute to the 96 supporters who have lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy

Anfield will show his respect on the eve of the 30th anniversary, as the Reds host Chelsea

Anfield will show his respect on the eve of the 30th anniversary, as the Reds host Chelsea

Anfield will show his respect on the eve of the 30th anniversary, as the Reds host Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club laid a personal wreath outside the monument at Anfield on Sunday

Chelsea Football Club laid a personal wreath outside the monument at Anfield on Sunday

Chelsea Football Club laid a personal wreath outside the monument at Anfield on Sunday

Chelsea director of comms Steve Atkins and club secretary David Barnard paid respect

Chelsea director of comms Steve Atkins and club secretary David Barnard paid respect

Chelsea director of comms Steve Atkins and club secretary David Barnard paid respect

Tragedy struck during the semi-finals of the FA Cup, between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

Tragedy struck during the semi-finals of the FA Cup, between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

Tragedy struck during the semi-finals of the FA Cup, between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

The head end of the famous stadium shows a mosaic while the players observe the silence, with the number 96 marked on each side by the eternal flames.

To the right of the Cup, the stand of Sir Kenny Dalglish & # 39; 30 years & # 39; will announce the entire lower level.

On Monday, April 15, the club's 30-year anniversary, players, and staff will stop at 3.06 pm to observe a minute of silence in memory of the 96.

The Anfield store closes at 1 p.m. and other LFC stores temporarily stop trading so that both staff and customers can show their respect.

Liverpool fans offered their side a big welcome on Sunday, prior to the big game

Liverpool fans offered their side a big welcome on Sunday, prior to the big game

Liverpool fans offered their side a big welcome on Sunday, prior to the big game

Flags are flying at half mast in the stadium, the last stadium tour starts at 11 am and there is no access to the museum after 2 pm.

A public service will be held at Liverpool Cathedral to continue a pattern of reflective annual services that alternate between the city's two cathedrals.

In the run-up to Sunday's clash, Chelsea communications director Steve Atkins and club secretary David Barnard placed a wreath at the memorial outside the stadium under the names of the 96.

With the occasion tinged in emotion, the side of Jurgen Klopp knows that a win is crucial.

On paper, Chelsea delivers the best test for the Reds, between now and the end of the season.

Liverpool plays the equalizer after their recent 2-0 home win over Porto in the quarter final first leg of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Chelsea overcame a trip to Slavia Prague in the middle of the week by a 1-0 deficit and arrived in Merseyside with less preparation time than their rivals.

The game starts at 4.30 p.m. live on Sky Sports.

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