– Michelle Stanistreet, National Union of Journalists general secretary
It is a tragedy for the city and for the journalists that such an iconic title of such long standing has been closed down.
"It seems unbelievable that Liverpool cannot sustain a daily as well as weekly. It also sends alarm bells ringing for the consequences of the trend at Trinity Mirror and other newspaper groups to convert dailies to weekly production."
The leading regional newspaper - which has an illustrious history dating back to 1855 - is to close this month.