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Liverpool supporters set to vote on safe standing with mayor keen to examine plans

Date Posted,July 3, 2017

Liverpool supporters are to vote on safe standing after the city’s newly-elected metro mayor expressed an interest in examining safe standing.

Steve Rotheram, a Reds fan, has discussed the possibility of introducing areas of stadiums for standing, which would be barriered off, report the Daily Mail.

It is a particularly sensitive subject for the city due to the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, which led to the Taylor Report and all-seat stadiums.

“Small sections [of safe standing areas] that are barriered off are something we need to look at,” said Rotheram.

Reds fans could vote on safe standing (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

The mayor has acknowledged the likely opposition to plans from Hillsborough Family Support Group leaders Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks, who were both bereaved by the disaster.

Rotheram added: “I know talking to Margaret… and Trevor, who were involved in the Hillsborough campaign, that there is a real concern about the message [safe standing] sends out.”

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