There were poignant tributes at Anfield and across the city of Liverpool on the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Ninety-six children, women and men lost their lives as a result of the events at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Players from the club’s first-team, Women’s and Academy squads, as well as chief executive officer Peter Moore, laid floral tributes at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield.

At St George’s Hall, 96 lanterns powerfully honoured the supporters who died in the tragedy, while flags were flown at half-mast around Liverpool.

At 3.06pm, the city paused for a moment of silence and balloons were released at Anfield, where many gathered to mark a period of reflection.

See the tributes in the video above.

Liverpool players pay respects at Hillsborough memorial