Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has admitted that he is glad that the world now knows the truth behind the Hillsborough disaster.

96 people died in the incident back in April 1986, and the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s released report has revealed that South Yorkshire Police instructed police officers to change their statements after the event.

Werner has commiserated with the families of those killed and feels it was about time that the truth was confessed.

“On behalf of myself, John (Henry, club owner) and everyone at the club, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers on this hugely significant and deeply emotional day to everyone affected by the Hillsborough disaster,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Today the world has heard the real truth about what happened at Hillsborough.

“As a football club, we will continue to remember those who died and support the families who lost loved ones on that terrible day.

“We hope that today’s findings will give some comfort to the families and survivors and go some way to addressing some of the key questions that have hung over the Hillsborough tragedy for the last 23 years,” he concluded.

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