Kenny Dalglish: Everton, Liverpool united over Hillsborough tragedy

Dalglish: Both teams to respect Hillsborough
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Kenny Dalglish believes that fans from both Liverpool and Everton will pay tribute to the 96 lives that were lost in the Hillsborough disaster 23 years ago.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish expects supporters from both Liverpool and Everton to show the greatest respect to the memory of those involved in the Hillsborough disaster when they line up at Wembley tomorrow.

The Merseyside rivals come together for the FA Cup semi-final in London this weekend, a day before the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, where 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.

"It's coincidental that it's Liverpool and Everton at Wembley again because that was the final that year [in 1989]," The Telegraph quotes Dalglish as saying.

"It's going to be very emotive for everybody. The Evertonians were affected by Hillsborough as well as the Liverpool fans, with family members who never came home. It will be poignant and I'm sure both sets of fans will grace the minute's silence with the dignity they've shown since 1989.

"The support the Liverpool people have had from Evertonians and vice versa has been magnificent, and they're a credit to the city with the way they've handled themselves in a dignified manner, and I'm sure that'll continue."

As well as the minute's silence, both teams will wear black armbands to pay tribute to those that passed away in 1989.

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