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A mass vigil in Liverpool has been held in memory of the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster 23 years ago. The 96 names of the victims were read out aloud helped by Kenny Dalglish and Jamie Carragher whilst members of Liverpool’s youth academy carried lanterns in memory of the dead. Over 10,000 people attended the services and it was described as a ‘sombre’ ‘sea of football scarves’. The vigil came in reaction to the release of previously unknown documental factors relating to a cover-up over the cause of the crush and vindication of Liverpool fans in a 23-year fight for the truth.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is the latest to issue an apology, after 'lies' printed in a letter he wrote in The Spectator in 2004 about Hillsborough were highlighted.

Liverpool fans as a whole however have been quick to remind people that now the truth may be out justice is still not done and prosecutions should be chased for the people responsible for the tragedy.

Pepe Reina’s agent has jumped to the aid of his client by reporting the keeper has little desire to leave the club. There has been speculation that his recent run of poor form was a direct reaction to his feelings about the running of the club and was ready to quit Anfield. However his agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon was quick to deny such rumours stating the Spaniard was simply suffering a dip in form and as soon as he recovered it then the speculation would end.

Liverpool FC have handed a contract to 16-year-old Turkish midfielder Emin Altunay. He won a football reality television show in his home country that was designed to see teenage players demonstrate their talents and as part of the show he got to face a Liverpool youth XI and shined enough to impress Liverpool youth team coaches who offered him a professional deal at the club where current Turkey international Nuri Sahin is currently playing on loan from Real Madrid.

Talksport are speculating that Liverpool could be in for Udinese's Brazilian defender Danilo, and offer an in depth look at the player.

Rafa Benitez has revealed some of the secrets and methods that helped him reign supreme over Europe during his six-year spell on Merseyside. During the Valencian’s tenure at Anfield he lead them too four quarter-finals three semi-finals and two finals including victories in the San Siro, Nou Camp and the Bernabeu not to mention the famous game in Istanbul. The stories have been told in Benitez’s memoirs Champions League Dreams which have been published and released this week.

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