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Steven Gerrard: 'Manchester City win was for Hillsborough families'

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard dedicates the 3-2 win over Manchester City to the families the Hillsborough victims.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dedicated Sunday's 3-2 win against Manchester City to the families of the Hillsborough victims.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's 25th anniversary of the tragedy that saw 96 Liverpool fans lose their lives, the skipper said that the triumph over City was achieved for everyone who was directly affected by the disaster.

The Mirror quotes Gerrard as saying: "The reason I was so emotional [after the game] was because of when the game fell. It wasn't just because it was a big match in our season.

"It was because this week is always about more than football for everyone associated with Liverpool.

"It's emotional for so many people. I'm speaking on behalf of everyone when I say the win was dedicated to the victims and families of Hillsborough. All the squad will be present at the service to pay our respects as we should."

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League, and know that victory in their remaining four games will seem them crowned as champions for first time since 1990.

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Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring the opening goal from a penalty during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Upton Park in London on April 6, 2014
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3Leicester CityLeicester27155746311550
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5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2513483833543
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16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2742211643-2714

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