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Football: Liverpool, City set for emotional showdown

Published on Apr 12, 2014 8:32 AM
 
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (right) celebrates with teammates Steven Gerrard (centre) and Jordan Henderson after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England on March 26, 2014. Carried by a wave of raw emotion, leaders Liverpool will look to land a potentially decisive blow in the Premier League title race when they host Manchester City on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Carried by a wave of raw emotion, leaders Liverpool will look to land a potentially decisive blow in the Premier League title race when they host Manchester City on Sunday.

Tributes to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster will frame the encounter and with Liverpool on course for a first title since 1990, Anfield is likely to be a cauldron of fervour and belief.

As with every other game in England this weekend, kick-off will occur seven minutes later than scheduled as a mark of respect for the 96 Liverpool fans who died after a fatal crush at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium during an FA Cup semi-final in 1989.

The timing reflects the moment at which that game against Nottingham Forest was called to a halt.

 
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