Everton pay respects at Goodison and Anfield

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Representatives from on and off the field at Everton FC joined neighbours Liverpool in marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster today at services held at Anfield and Goodison Park.

Roberto Martinez represented Everton with a moving speech at Anfield stadium in which he reaffirmed Everton's support for Liverpool FC, its fans and the victims of the tragedy.

Bill Kenwright, meanwhile, led the tributes to the 96 and their families at a special screening of the Anfield memorial service at Goodison Park during which he recited the words to the reds' anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone".

Everton captain, Phil Jagielka also spoke on behalf of the Blues' players in saying that their "thoughts and prayers are with every single family member and friend of the 96 supporters who went to an FA Cup semi-final 25 years ago and unfortunately never came home," while Leighton Baines recited "A Sad Farewell".

A mile across Stanley Park, Martinez said:

How can anyone die watching the game you love? That isn't right, that isn't fair.

"But as my chairman said last year, they picked on the wrong city."

He added: I know I don't have to tell you Everton are with you, you know that. Everton remembers, we always will.

» Watch Roberto's speech


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