A tracksuit top worn by a Manchester United star has been donated to the Museum of Liverpool
The United team wore tracksuits with 96 on the back when they visited Anfield last September - in tribute to those lost in the 1989 tragedy.
On the eve of the two clubs meeting again this Sunday, the Manchester United Museum has donated the jersey to the Museum of Liverpool.
It will go in a display case that looks at the 1980s football scene in Liverpool alongside two other new items, the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report and the Justice Collective single He Aint Heavy, Hes My Brother.
The donation of the 96 jersey came about when Museum of Liverpool curator Paul Gallagher spoke at a Sports Heritage symposium and highlighted the impact of Hillsborough on the city.
Mr Gallagher, curator of Contemporary Collecting at the Museum of Liverpool, said: There is a fierce rivalry between Manchester and Liverpool. You would not expect to see a tracksuit top from Liverpools arch rivals on display in the Museum. But bonds can be forged between clubs and rival cities.
We are honoured to receive this symbolic item from Manchester United which shows how the football world reacted to the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report last autumn.
Richard Arnold, Manchester Uniteds Group Managing Director said: Manchester United is proud to be able to contribute to this display. The disaster at Hillsborough was a tragedy far bigger than mere football rivalry. Manchester United pays tribute to the campaign for justice that finally revealed a terrible damning truth about that tragic day in April 1989.