Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has lead the tributes to the 96 who died at Hillsborough 25 years ago.
The city of Liverpool will come to a standstill today as it remembers the 96 lives lost in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago.
Details on the memorial service marking 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster.
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Liverpool came to a standstill today to remember the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster, 25 years ago.
Church bells tolled 96 times and 96 balloons were released into the air.
Families of those who died joined players past and present at Anfield, where the name of each person who died was read out as the crowd sang "Abide With Me".
Andy Bonner reports.
The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has thanked Liverpool football club for their support to the families of the 96 victims killed in the tragedy 25 years ago.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, at Hillsborough, said she was mindful of legal restrictions on what could now be said as a jury was hearing the current inquests.
The Hillsborough 25th memorial service ended with a balloon release, symbolising each of the 96 people who died in the disaster.
Liverpool singer Gerry Marsden sang the club's anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as the balloons were released by journalist Brian Reade and writer Jimmy McGovern.
Andy Burnham MP has praised the families and friends of the Hillsborough victims, saying "you have made your city stronger".
Speaking at the 25th anniversary memorial for the tragedy, the Shadow Health Secretary said: "You have taught me more than a lifetime in politics ever could: dignity, courage, humanity. You are truly the best of us."
Loved ones of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy have been joined at Liverpool FC's Anfield home by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 attending to mark the 25th anniversary.
Brendan Rodgers has commemorated the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy with a reading at the 25th anniversary memorial service.
The Liverpool manager said to the survivors and families of the victims: "You matter to us every day, and that inspires us to play".
Roberto Martinez, has made the first reading at the Hillsborough memorial service.
A minute's silence was held at 3.06pm, the exact moment the match was abandoned while the Hillsborough tragedy unfolded 25 years ago today.
In the city's main streets and shopping centres, public transport also stopped.
Heads bowed, some fans wiped away silent tears as they remembered the scores of lives lost in Britain's worst sporting disaster. The minute's silence ended with a round of applause, as across the city bells tolled 96 times at churches and civic buildings.