Liverpool manager speaks about Hillsborough inquests

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The Liverpool manager has spoken on Hillsborough this evening

The Liverpool manager has spoken on Hillsborough this evening

With the next biggest game of Liverpool’s season to come against Villarreal at El Madrigal tomorrow night, the build-up to the game has been as low-key as one can imagine, with little talk about the game, injuries, potential lineups, etc.

Of course, all eyes are still on the Hillsborough inquests outcome, along with the Hillsborough Memorial that took place at St. George’s Hall in the city centre this evening, where many thousands have attended.

It has been an emotional 24 hours for the city of Liverpool, and all of those involved in the justice campaign, and the verdicts have represented a final vindication for the families of the 96 fans.

And Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, spoke this evening after arriving in Spain. He said (via the Liverpool Echo): “What I saw, what I could see it was a very, very big moment for all the families.

“I’m really pleased for them, I am really happy for them. That finally they got the justice they wanted.

“I’m really happy. 27 years is an unbelievably long time but it shows all of us if you’re ready, if you fight for the truth, and you’re patient enough to wait for the moment, then it can happen.

“I’m really pleased for all the fans, it was a great moment.”

Despite having been the Liverpool manager more than six months, and recently attended the last Hillsborough Memorial at Anfield, the intensity of the verdicts and the emotions involved have probably taken the 48 year old by surprise but Klopp handled the questions in a typically genuine and classy manner.

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