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Kop legends looking forward to Hillsborough charity game

Liverpool legends including Kenny Dalglish and Alan Kennedy say they're looking forward to pulling on the famous red shirt again, in memory of those who died at Hillsborough.

The Kop legends will take on a team of Liverpool's overseas players at Anfield.

Kenny Dalglish will manage the side which will feature the likes of Ronnie Whelan, Alan Kennedy, Jason McAteer and Roy Evans.

Margaret Aspinall, "we wanted to celebrate the 96"

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the HFSG Credit: PA

A cast of Liverpool legends are preparing to step out at Anfield once for in aid of the Hillsborough victims.

The 'Celebration of the 96' event, which has been planned by the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), with support from Liverpool FC, will include a 90-minute match between local Reds legends and international legends

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the HFSG, said: "We wanted to host an event to celebrate the lives of the 96 and give people the opportunity to come to Anfield for a fun afternoon.

We've decided to split the proceeds with LFC's Foundation, so it will not only support the families, but also support future generations within the Liverpool community.

It's great to see the current and former Liverpool players showing their support in numbers and I hope a lot of people will come along to join us on the day."

Kenny Dalglish who will lead the Liverpool side added:

"This is a great opportunity for the families and fans to come together at Anfield for a celebration in honour of the 96. Everyone here at Liverpool Football Club is behind this event and it is also great to see so many former players travelling in to make this a special day."

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Legends step out at Anfield for Hillsborough victims

Kenny Dalglish to lead Reds legends Credit: PA

A special charity event involving players past and present will take place at Anfield on Easter Monday to celebrate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough.

The list of legends who will be playing for the Liverpool local team includes names like David James, Jamie Carragher, Gary McAllister, Ray Houghton, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Peter Beardsley and John Barnes. They will be managed by Kenny Dalglish.

The Liverpool international team, which will be managed by Gerard Houllier, will include the likes of Luis Garcia, Markus Babbel, Jan Molby, Stephane Henchoz, Stig Inge Bjornebye, Dietmar Hamann and Vladimir Smicer.

Hillsborough charity game for the 96

96, made up of fans scarves Credit: PA

A charity football game will take place at Anfield today in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough. The reds legends will face an international side and will be managed by Kenny Dalglish. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

The 'Celebration of the 96' event, which has been planned by the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), with support from Liverpool FC. The event will also see a community football session on the pitch with first-team, Academy and Ladies players all involved.

There will also be pre-match entertainment before kick-off at 2pm GMT. Find out more here.

Remembering Hillsborough 25 years on

The victims of the disaster will be remembered across the country Credit: ITV News

This weekend's professional English football matches will be delayed by 7 minutes to mark 25 years since Hillsborough.

As a mark of the respect for the 96 Liverpool fans who died, all four divisions, and Football Conference matches will have their games moved back to start at 3:07pm.

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Hillsborough inquest jury to be sworn in

Fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 football fans killed at Hillsborough will continue today. Feelings ran high yesterday as families, journalists and lawyers, came to the first day of a long-awaited hearing in a specially-fitted office building on the outskirts of Warrington.

A potential jury of 11 along with a pool of extras was selected, ready to be sworn in later today before coroner Lord Justice Goldring intends to open the case.

Vice-chairwoman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group Jenni Hicks said the inquest had been "a long time coming."

Charlotte Hennessy who lost her father in the tragedy hoped it was "the beginning of the end". The jurors, who were warned that the inquest could take a year, had already filled in questionnaires to decide their suitability to hear the case.

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