Rodgers: More lessons to learn

Rodgers: More lessons to learn

Published Sep. 14, 2012 3:15 a.m. ET

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes repercussions from the Hillsborough disaster means lessons will continue to be learned in the future.

The Taylor Report produced in the wake of the deaths of 96 Reds fans heralded the introduction of all-seater stadia and after 23 years the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel highlighted the cover-up by South Yorkshire Police.

Rodgers welcomed this week's developments which have seen bereaved families finally discover the truth about the events of April 15 1989 but said nothing should ever be closed off.

"The (Taylor) report at the time created a big change within football," he said.


"If you look back to those games with fences and all that, the game is now a much safer place to come.

"But in football, as in life, there are always developments and improvements and whether it is social or professional it is something we will always look to be involved in.

"In football, there are always issues that will come up that we can always be better in and that is something we will strive for.

"Morally and socially, you now look at decisions that are made against people.

"Certainly as one of the leading clubs in the world, we know we have that responsibility."

Liverpool have always been fully supportive of the families who lost loved ones at Hillsborough and Rodgers stressed that relationship would continue.

"Like the rest of the country, I was very happy for the families and the survivors and all those people who have supported the groups as well but also shocked at some of the findings of the report," he added.

"The most important people in all of this are the families who have suffered for this period of time.

"I remember Kenny Dalglish (manager at the time of the disaster) and all the players at the funerals and to this day it is still the very same.

"We will play an integral part in the support and care for the families and the people.

"That never changes, they are a very important part of the family here at the club."