Liverpool, Man Utd captains united for Hillsborough tribute

The captains of Liverpool and Manchester United will stand together for Sunday's emotional clash.

The Sun says Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic will stand together and lead an emotional tribute to the Hillsborough victims at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have revealed plans for Vidic and rival skipper Gerro to release 96 red balloons before Manchester United’s clash at Liverpool.

The clubs are hopeful the show of unity also spreads to the stands and stops any tasteless chants from supporters.

Liverpool will also unveil three separate mosaics around the ground shortly before the match starts.

The Anfield Road will display a giant 96, the Lower Centenary Stand will hold up the word ‘Justice’ and The Kop will hold cards bearing the words ‘The Truth’.

Representatives from three Hillsborough support groups will also be present.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said: “It is the first opportunity we have had as a club to pay tribute at Anfield for what everybody has done — the families, the fans and various other people like MP Andy Burnham.

“It is a chance for everybody to show their respects on the day.”

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