Liverpool FC chairman Tom Werner has released this statement following the return of the jury's determinations at the Hillsborough inquests today.

"Today marks the most significant step forward to date for the Hillsborough families and survivors in their long battle for truth and justice. Although the struggle enters a new phase, we sincerely hope they can find some comfort and peace following today’s ruling.

"We have been moved and inspired by the great courage shown by the families and survivors. We feel deep sorrow for their loss, take inspiration from their campaign and express gratitude for bringing honour to the club through their conduct during this cruelly prolonged process.

"At Liverpool Football Club and across the footballing world, the 96 will never be forgotten."