Liverpool boss Rodgers: Hillsborough families are inspirational

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the drive of the families of the Hillsborough victims is an inspiration.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the drive of the families of the Hillsborough victims is an inspiration.

Rodgers hopes his players can take on board some of that same determination and spirit as they prepare to return to action at Sunderland this weekend.

Rodgers said: “Desire, will, perseverance, persistence — they were words that were flashing back to me as I was driving home that night.

“I knew the task I had when I took the job here but last night has given me greater pride, responsibility and drive.

“I’ve got a determination to bring some sort of happiness to the people who have suffered for so long.

“As the leader of a club like this, your duty isn’t just to your players, it’s to provide hope for supporters.”

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