Everton Football Club will screen this year's Hillsborough memorial service at Goodison Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The doors at the home of the Blues will be opened on April 15, the 25th anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters.

Across Stanley Park, the annual service will get underway at 2.45pm - and fans wishing to watch the poignant event unfold will be able to pay their respects from 2pm onwards at Goodison.

Admission is free and tickets for the screening are available from the Park End box office at Goodison Park, at Everton One opposite the stadium, Everton Two in Liverpool One and TicketQuarter in Queen Square.

Everton's first-team squad will be in attendance, along with Blues chairman Bill Kenwright, while manager Roberto Martinez will be among those speaking at Anfield.

Mr Kenwright said: "Our city is home to almost half a million people known around the world for their compassion, humour and love of the great game.

"We are brought together by two much admired, world famous football clubs who have stood shoulder to shoulder since the unimaginable tragedy, at Hillsborough, some 25 years ago.

"Everton will continue to provide support whenever we can to the remarkable Hillsborough Family Support Group. We are proud of them, and for them.

"We also know that the compassion and fraternity that transcends our city would have been there, unswerving and unconditional, if the balls had simply come out of the bag differently prior to that fateful day."

Following the screening, Everton will hold a short memorial of their own, after which a group of local school children will lead a procession from Goodison Park to Anfield holding 96 linked football scarves to represent the unity of the two clubs in the two decades since the disaster.

For more information about the service or obtaining tickets, please call 0871 663 1878. Seating will be unreserved and is limited to the Park End only. Limited car parking spaces will be available in the Park End and at Gwladys Street School.

Last month, Everton announced they would erect a memorial plaque to pay tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

The club will also hold a period of remembrance ahead of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, April 16, with kick-off 7.45pm.