Gerrard pays Hillsborough tribute

11 April 2009 10:59
There will also be a two minute silence held in Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield at 1506 BST which will end when all civic, cathedral and church bells are rung 96 times. "The families have conducted themselves with dignity since the tragedy," said Gerrard. "I know how horrific it has been for them. They should be proud of themselves. The club are very proud of them and will continue to be so." During the service at Anfield, Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez and councillor Steve Rotheram will lay a scarf on the pitch and release 96 red balloons. Gerrard added: "What happened that day is very central to the club - the 96 that lost their lives will never be forgotten," he said. "They must be remembered individually and not as numbers. "As a football club we've stuck together since that day. Like we always do when times are hard. "We're not just about what happens on the pitch we're all together off the pitch as well." Watch a Football Focus special marking the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on Saturday 11 April, 1210 BST, BBC One

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