Liverpool footballing figures take to Twitter after Hillsborough inquest reports findings

An inquest jury found that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough in 1989, ruling that fans did not cause or contribute to the disaster.

The inquests into the Hillsborough disaster from 15th April 1989 reported their findings that concluded that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed at the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield.

The findings also said fans did not cause or contribute to the disaster, with the police and ambulance service among those who have come in for severe criticism, with the Crown Prosecution Service also saying it will begin considering criminal charges following the findings.

The questions that the inquest jury were given to answer are illustrated below from Sky Sports:

Many figures associated with the football club past and present took to Twitter reacting to the verdict - showing that wherever you come from, if you go to Liverpool Hillsborough will always remain a very important part of the history of the club, the city and beyond.

Former manager Roy Evans and former players Stan Collymore, Luis Garcia, John Arne Riise and Jamie Carragher were among those who also tweeted:

It wasn't just those who played for Liverpool - but those from the city as well that play for other clubs. Notably Burnley's Joey Barton and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney - both born in the city - paid tribute to those who lost their lives, and those that campaigned for justice.

It should also be remembered the role that Everton have had in standing by their city neighbours and the families in the quest for truth and justice. Their message was classy, as always:

Borussia Dortmund - whose fans joined Liverpool supporters in paying tribute ahead of their Europa League quarter-final the day before the 27th anniversary, posted their own tribute: 

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