Liverpool to remember Heysel dead

Liverpool are set to honour the memory of the 39 Juventus fans who died at the Heysel disaster with a permanent tribute at Anfield this week.

Tomorrow, three days before the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, the club will unveil a plaque at the entrance to the Centenary Stand in front of officials from both clubs.

Former Liverpool captain Phil Neal and Sergio Brio, who both played in the 1985 European Cup final, will attend along with Gianluca Pessotto, the former Juventus defender and current director of youth development.

Civic dignitaries from both clubs and representatives from two Italy-based family support groups will also be present at the ceremony, which will be presided over by Liverpool's club chaplain Bill Bygroves.

Later this week a delegation from Anfield will visit Turin to attend the commemoration events being organised in the city.

Tomorrow's event is part of a series of commemorations taking place this week in Liverpool.

Anfield is already home to a permanent memorial to the 96 fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.


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