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What They're Saying
April 15th, 2009 7AM



"I was still a baby at the time, nine years of age. I couldn't go to the game, but my cousin did. I remember going to bed that night, praying that a member of our family hadn't been involved. We got the dreaded knock on the door the next day to say he had died."

-- Steven Gerrard, the current captain of Liverpool, on the death of cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley, at 10 the youngest of 96 Liverpool fans killed on April 15, 1989, at Sheffield's at Hillsborough Stadium. On the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, Gerrard will lead Liverpool players at a memorial service at Anfield on Wednesday. (New York Times)

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