Liverpool big names sign up for charity match to mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough tragedy
Liverpool is set to honor the memory of the Hillsborough 96 with a charity match called the “Celebration of the 96" to mark the 25th anniversary of the tragedy in Sheffield.
The match will have big names on the field and big names in the coaches boxes, as Kenny Dalglish will operate a Liverpool club against an International XI led by Gerard Houllier.
Meanwhile, the list of players committed to performing in the match is impressive:
The match will be played on April 21, the day after Easter, which falls 25 years and six days after the stadium disaster that took the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final match at Sheffield United.
While some clubs are debating a return to standing room supporters, the resonance of such an anniversary and its match participants may remind those behind the coffers that sometimes your bottom line can afford to leave “well-enough” alone.