Liverpool looks to revive fortunes in EPL
LONDON (AP) - After securing an emotional, long-awaited triumph off the pitch this week, Liverpool needs a victory on it against Sunderland on Saturday to revive the team's fortunes following its worst start to a season in 50 years.
The release of secret papers into the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed exonerated the club from any blame for the crush, instead pointing the finger at police malpractice and corruption.
Families of the victims and the club itself have waited 23 years for the truth to come out, and some players and manager Brendan Rodgers attended a vigil on Wednesday to pay their respects.
Rodgers now needs to turn his focus to the pitch, with Liverpool in the English Premier League (EPL) cellar.