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Liverpool vs Manchester City, 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster: Open Thread

liverpool manchester city Liverpool vs Manchester City, 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster: Open Thread

It’s going to be an emotional day on Merseyside today and around the world as soccer fans come together to share their respect and remembrance for the 96 innocent soccer fans who died at the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago. Plus, there’s an English football match to be played as Liverpool takes on Manchester City in the biggest Premier League match of the season thus far.

For viewers in the United States, NBCSN will air a special tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster on Sunday morning.

The broadcast begins at 7:30am ET with a live on-site studio at Anfield featuring Gary Lineker and former Liverpool and Manchester City footballer Dietmar Hamann as part of the Premier League Live studio coverage. Meanwhile, from Stamford, CT, Host Rebecca Lowe will be joined by pundits Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

NBCSN will air a 6-minute piece about the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at approximately 8am ET. Lineker narrates the piece.

Plus, World Soccer Talk’s Johnathan Starling is providing an accompanying online chat and alternative commentary to the match below, where you can listen in and you can interact with Johnathan and World Soccer Talk readers.

The game kicks off at 8:37am ET on NBCSN.

Starting line-ups:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge

Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Aspas, Moses, Allen, Lucas

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Milner, Negredo, Kolarov, Garcia, Aguero.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


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