Solemn silence at Anfield as Liverpool mark the 24th anniversary of Hillsborough tragedy
10:50 GMT, 7 April 2013
17:13 GMT, 7 April 2013
Liverpool paid an emotional tribute to the 96 fans who were tragically killed during the Hillsborough disaster ahead of their game with West Ham today.
The fixture is the Reds last home game before the 24th anniversary of the 1989 tragedy and there was a minute's silence impeccably observed by all supporters in attendance before kick-off.
Tribute: The Liverpool players line-up arm-in-arm for the minute's silence
Fans don't forget: Supporters with T-shirts in memory of the 96 who lost their lives
Honour: West Ham's Liverpudlian captain Kevin Nolan paid tribute to the Hillsborough disaster victims
The occasion was poignant to Liverpool-born West Ham captain Kevin Nolan.
Speaking before the game, Nolan said he believed it would be a chance to commemorate the success of the inquest into the disaster last year.
'We will honour the memory of the 96 innocent supporters that lost their lives,' he said.
'I have friends who were there that day, so it's going to be an emotional day because they have got the justice they deserved.
'We can commemorate it and the people who have worked so tirelessly to ensure justice was brought.'
Tribute: Anfield will hold a minute's silence before the clash between Liverpool and West Ham