Fans to unfurl Corbyn banner on the Kop

Kop end at Anfield Credit: PA Images

Labour-backing Liverpool football fans are to unfurl a banner bearing Jeremy Corbyn's face at Anfield, shortly after his expected re-election as leader at the party's conference in the city.

In a message to Labour MPs to get behind their leader, the banner includes the slogan: "What unites us is greater than what divides us".

The picture of Mr Corbyn above the single word "Hope" features alongside the face of shadow chancellor John McDonnell and symbols of causes including the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, the Orgreave miners, the jailed Shrewsbury 24 pickets and blacklisted workers.

Roy Bentham, co-secretary of the Blacklist Support Group, said the banner would be displayed on the Kop ahead of Liverpool's home Premier League clash with Hull City, kicking off three hours after the announcement of Labour's leadership election result.

"The banner is really about recognition for Jeremy and John's tireless efforts in campaigning for social justice wherever that may be," said Mr Bentham.

"We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them as they have with us on our long paths to justice."

– Roy Bentham, Blacklist Support Group