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Liverpool is producing a wonderful tribute to Anfield for the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool delivers stunning tribute to Anfield for the 30-year anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in Kop Mosaic while Chelsea visits in crucial Premier League clash

  • Liverpool will pay tribute to 96 supporters who have lost their lives in Hillsborough
  • Tragedy struck during the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1989 against Nottingham Forest
  • On the eve of the 30th anniversary, the Reds will mark the occasion in Anfield
  • A minute of silence is observed before the kick-off against Chelsea on Sunday

Liverpool paid an astonishing tribute to Anfield to respect the 96 supporters who attended a soccer game 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 will be 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.

The Kop op Anfield bore the number 96, flanked on either side by the eternal Hillsborough flame

The Kop op Anfield bore the number 96, flanked on either side by the eternal Hillsborough flame

A mosaic over the length of the lower layer of Sir Kenny Dalglish was '30 years old' in red and white

A mosaic over the length of the lower layer of Sir Kenny Dalglish was '30 years old' in red and white

A mosaic over the length of the lower layer of Sir Kenny Dalglish was ’30 years old’ in red and white

Both parties and two sets of supporters observed a minute of silence prior to the kick-off

Both parties and two sets of supporters observed a minute of silence prior to the kick-off

Both parties and two sets of supporters observed a minute of silence prior to the kick-off

Tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough were also placed by the shrine

Tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough were also placed by the shrine

Tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough were also placed by the shrine

Anfield prepared for the line-up on the eve of the 30th anniversary, hosting the Reds Chelsea

Anfield prepared for the line-up on the eve of the 30th anniversary, hosting the Reds Chelsea

Anfield prepared for the line-up on the eve of the 30th anniversary, hosting the Reds Chelsea

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

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

Chelsea Football Club laid a personal wreath outside the monument in 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-final of the FA Cup in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

Tragedy struck during the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

Tragedy struck during the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

The head end of the famous stadium will show a mosaic as the players perceive silence, with the number 96 marked on either side by the eternal flames.

To the right of the Kop is on the stand of Sir Kenny Dalglish ’30 years’ in the very lower level.

On Monday, April 15, the actual 30-year anniversary, players and staff throughout the club will pause at 15.16 to observe a minute of silence in memory of the 96.

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

A commemorative edition of the matchday program for the game has also been made

A commemorative edition of the matchday program for the game has also been made

A commemorative edition of the matchday program for the game has also been made

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

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

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

Flags are flying at half mast in the stadium, the last tour of the stadium starts at 11 a.m. and after 2 p.m. there is no more access to the museum.

A public service is being held in Liverpool Cathedral to continue a pattern of reflective annual services that alternate 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 monument outside the stadium, under the names of the 96.

Jurgen Klopp knows that a win is crucial.

On paper, Chelsea offers the biggest test to the Reds, between now and the end of the season.

Liverpool takes the lead 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 midweek with a 1-0 score line 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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