Liverpool FC remembers the 39 football fans who lost their lives at Heysel Stadium in Belgium on this day 38 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 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 today. Flags across all club sites are being flown at half-mast throughout the day.
In January, the mayor of Turin, Stefano Lo Russo, visited Anfield as part of the official handover of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, and joined LFC ambassador Ian Rush and director of communications Susan Black to lay a floral wreath and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Heysel Stadium disaster.
Black said: “This is a poignant and important day in our club’s history and one on which we come together to pay our respects to the 39 people who lost their lives at Heysel and remember all those affected by this tragedy.”
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