Monday 26 September 2016

VIDEO: The passion of a European night at Anfield made for a spine-tingling Hillsborough tribute

Published 05/05/2016 | 20:23

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Banners and flags are waved on The Kop prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Banners and flags are waved on The Kop prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Liverpool's Europa League semi-final second leg with Villarreal marked the first time the Reds played at home since an inquest announced that the 96 Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed.

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Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere was electric in the stadium and the opportunity to honour the victims only added to the already memorable occasion. The fans joined together for a hair-raising version of You'll Never Walk Alone that was so loud, it drowned out the UEFA anthem over the PA.

The camera cut to Kenny Dalglish halfway through, and you didn't need to guess what sort of emotions he was going through after being so badly impacted by the trauma 27 years ago.

 

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