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Saturday 1 November 2014

Liverpool v Manchester City: Silence to remember Hillsborough tragedy ahead of crucial Premier League clash

Full time: Liverpool 3 - 2 Man City

The Liverpool and Manchester City players acknowledge a minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy
The Liverpool and Manchester City players acknowledge a minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  General View of the Kop during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: General View of the Kop during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  Crowds greet the arrival of the Liverpool Team coach prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Crowds greet the arrival of the Liverpool Team coach prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

A minute's silence was held at Anfield this afternoon to remember those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy, ahead of Liverpool's crucial clash against Manchester City.

Marking the 25th anniversary of the disaster, football fans displayed a mosaic in the stands, marking the day in which almost 100 people were killed.

A crush on the steel-fenced terraces of Sheffield Wednesday's stadium on April 15, 1989, resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans and left hundreds more injured.

The tribute came ahead of the the home side's Premier League game against Man City.

Heading into Sunday's game, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was declared fit to start against Liverpool at Anfield after his injury scare in training.

The only change from last week's victory over Southampton saw Gael Clichy replace Aleksandar Kolarov.

Liverpool named the same side which beat West Ham last weekend, meaning the fit-again Daniel Agger had to settle for a place on the bench.

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