Memorial will add 97th Hillsborough victim

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Andrew Devine's name will become the 97th listed on the Hillsborough Memorial at Anfield.
Camera IconAndrew Devine's name will become the 97th listed on the Hillsborough Memorial at Anfield. Credit: AP

Liverpool will update Anfield's Hillsborough memorial with the name of Andrew Devine this week.

A coroner ruled in July that the 55-year-old was the 97th fan to lose his life as a result of the 1989 disaster when he died last summer.

Devine, 22 at the time of the tragedy, suffered brain damage through oxygen deprivation in the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace.

His family were told he would die within 24 hours but after two years in hospitals he was able to live with his parents, albeit with the aid of 24-hour professional care.

The engraving will take place on Friday, while his name has already been added to the memorial located at the club's Kirkby Training Centre.

It will not only be stonework which will be updated.

"Since the sad passing of Andrew, the club has reviewed all references to Hillsborough, both digital and physical," said a Liverpool statement.

"We have renamed 97 Avenue at Anfield. The club's playing shirts will be updated for the 2022-23 season with the 97 emblem presented on the nape of the neck."

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