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The Reds boss calls for those who gave evidence to police following the 1989 disaster to come forward and help the investigation into possible wrongdoing from the authorities

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has made an appeal for witnesses to the Hillsborough disaster to contact the Independent Police Complaints Commission to aid in their investigation.

The IPCC asked on Tuesday for assistance from the roughly 12,000 people who submitted evidence to the police after the tragedy in 1989 as it seeks to establish whether statements were illegally altered by police to cover up poor handling of the case.

The organisation reached out to Liverpool for help in contacting witnesses, prompting Rodgers to speak out.

"I know a lot of witness statements were taken at the time and I would ask those supporters who had witness statements taken to get in touch again with the IPCC,” the Reds boss stated.

“It is so important for all the victims of Hillsborough and in the fight for justice that we get all those statements in. It means reliving what are not nice memories but it's something which will hopefully continue their fight for justice."

The investigation follows claims from fans after reading 2012’s Hillsborough Independent Panel report that their statements had been tampered with after the deaths of 96 people.

Witnesses can contact the IPCC at ipcc.gov.uk/page/hillsborough-witness-appeal or by calling 0300 200 0003.

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