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28th Apr 2016

Liverpool fans can’t thank Villarreal supporters enough for their classy Hillsborough tribute

Nooruddean Choudry

It seems Liverpool are winning hearts and making friends all over Europe.

Hot on the heels of their very cordial two-legged tie with Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, they’ve quickly developed a bond with Villarreal fans in the semis too.

The Spanish club not only boast an extremely Beatle-esque nickname of El Submarino Amarillo, or the Yellow Submarine, but they also have an acute appreciation of Liverpool’s recent tragic past.

In a week that has seen Merseyside celebrate vindication and justice in the Hillsborough inquest, their Iberian equivalents unfurled a banner marking their remembrance of the 96 victims of the tragedy.

It was a gesture that didn’t go unnoticed by Liverpool supporters, who took to Twitter to voice their immense appreciation of the noble and empathetic gesture.