Thousands of people attended the annual memorial service on Monday (April 15) for the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough.

The supporters died in a crush on April 15th 1989 at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium where Liverpool were due to face Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final.

The service at Liverpool's Anfield home ground was the first to be held since the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel which concluded that there was a cover-up to shift the blame for the tragedy on to the supporters.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was joined by his Everton counterpart David Moyes and the playing staff as a minutes silence was observed at 3.06pm, the time the game was halted after officials realised the seriousness of the situation..

Applause rang out around the ground as the names of the 96 dead were read out and a candle was lit in memory of each person.

Liverpool chairman John Henry told the crowd: "It's an honour to be here on this particular day, the first since the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report. Now there's a real belief that justice will be served," he said, referring to September's report which laid the blame for the disaster with the police and other agencies.

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