"I AM NOT LEAVING CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB."
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|Steven Gerrard today added his voice to appeals for Liverpool not to play on the 20th anniversary of Hillsborough.|
|The club has asked UEFA not to schedule its Champions League quarter-final second leg for Wednesday, April 15 - the date 20 years ago when 96 fans lost their lives. |
The governing body has said it will do its best - but has yet to confirm whether Liverpool's wishes will be granted.
Gerrard said: "We hope that UEFA show some common sense. You would think they would accept the significance of the date for the people of Liverpool, but unfortunately feelings like that don't always come into it.
"We're still waiting to see whether UEFA will make us play on the day. That would be far from ideal given all the emotion that always surrounds the club on that day. It should be a time that Liverpool Football Club remembers the people who were lost and their families.
"Hillsborough is always on my mind because I lost a member of my family there and any success we get as a club this year will be dedicated to those people who lost their lives."
I can't believe UEFA are even delaying their decision on this, there is absolutely no way we can play on the anniversary. UEFA is an absolute shambles and the dates should've been changed as soon as the posibilty of us playing on the 15th came up.
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