Liverpool FC remembers the 39 football fans who lost their lives at Heysel Stadium in Belgium on this day 35 years ago.
The disaster occurred before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus on May 29, 1985, when events in Block Z of the stadium tragically led to the deaths of 39 people – mostly Juventus supporters – and left hundreds more injured.
As a mark of respect to those who died, a floral tribute was placed beside the Heysel memorial plaque on the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand at Anfield this morning.
Flags across all club sites are also being flown at half-mast throughout the day.
Susan Black, LFC’s director of communications, said: “Today we pay our respects to those who lost their lives at Heysel.
“As a club we remember and honour them and all those affected by this tragedy. They’re in our thoughts today and they will never be forgotten.”
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