Liverpool victorious on 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

After fans paid a poignant tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster, the ground later erupted in celebration with Liverpool's dramatic 3-2 victory over Manchester City.

Gerrard: Man City match 'longest 90 minutes' ever played

Steven Gerrard has admitted Liverpool's 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on the day marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster was "the longest 90 minutes" of his life.

Steven Gerrard celebrates with his team after their victory over Manchester City at Anfield.
Steven Gerrard celebrates with his team after their victory over Manchester City at Anfield. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Read: Liverpool fans remember Hillsborough at Anfield

"It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game," Gerrard told Sky Sports 1.

Today's win is a giant step towards Liverpool's first league title since 1990, with the Reds to now face Norwich City.

Liverpool fans remember Hillsborough at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester City's players gather for a minute's silence before today's game

Liverpool fans held up pieces of card spelling out a giant 96 in Anfield's famous Kop stand, in honour of those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.

Liverpool fans in the Kop stand spell out 96 in honour of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy

The club's players, along with those of visitors Manchester City, also joined in a minute's silence before the game kicked off.

Read: 15:07 match kick-offs in Hillsborough tribute

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New running event to honour 96 Hillsborough victims

A new running event to honour the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster has been launched.

The Run for the 96 5k race will take place in Stanley park in Liverpool next April.

There is already a Hillsborough-Anfield run which sees teams of runners cover 96 miles between Sheffield and Liverpool to raise money for Hillsborough support groups and children's hospitals in the two cities.

Players pay tributes to Hillsborough victims

Football grounds in England fell silent at to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

A minute's silence at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The tragedy on April 15, 1989 saw 96 Liverpool fans die as a result of a crush at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday's stadium.

Sunderland and Everton players observe the minute's silence Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was halted in the sixth minute as fans climbed over barriers from the terrace to reach safety on the pitch.

Football stadiums go quiet in Hillsborough tribute

Football fans across the country are paying their tributes to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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Lovely touch from a travelling Newcastle United fan to commemorate Hillsborough in the away end. Credit to the club. http://t.co/S16dzpZ8YT

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Fulham and Norwich fans pay their respects to the 96 lost in the Hillsborough disaster http://t.co/7kMNFthfQs #LFC http://t.co/Cslt8cHooe

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Wembley FA Cup semifinal programme today lists the 96 Hillsborough victims http://t.co/AN3tTCk3UF

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All senior football matches in England will kick off seven minutes late this weekend to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster.

The 1989 FA Cup semi-final was abandoned after six minutes, while an extra minute's silence will be added before games start.

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