Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Liverpool fans hold up Everton flag in classy tribute to fan who died on building site

Liverpool fans paid a classy tribute to an Everton fan who died on the Bramley Moore construction site.

Michael Jones, 26, sadly died on Monday afternoon after being fatally injured during work on the Toffees’ new stadium.

Liverpool fans paid their respect to the Everton supporter who sadly diedPremier League Productions

Everton took to social media during the week to pay tribute to ‘a lifelong Evertonian who followed the Toffees home and away’.

“We will now be working with Michael’s family on an appropriate and lasting tribute,” they added.

Liverpool fans also paid their respects on Saturday as they put the clubs’ rivalry aside with a classy gesture.

During the 26th minute of their home clash against Bournemouth, supporters in the Kop End at Anfield held an Everton flag aloft.

Everton banners and You’ll Never Walk Alone rings around as Anfield pays its respects to Michael Jones on the 26th minute. #LFC #EFC

— Stephen Killen (@_StephenKillen) August 19, 2023

They also sang the iconic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as an applause rang out around the stadium.

Earlier in the day, Jurgen Klopp attended the site along with his squad and staff and laid a boquet in memory of Michael.

They also held a moment’s silence as they showed their respects before the match.

Everton have played at their historic home of Goodison Park since 1892, 14 years after they were founded.

Jurgen Klopp laying flowers this morning in memory of Evertonian Michael Jones, who tragically died while working on Everton’s stadium site at Bramley-Moore Dock this week.
Thoughts with all of Michael’s family and friends.

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 19, 2023

Their new ground is being built on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool and is set to cost around £760million.

Work is due to be completed late on in 2024 and will have a capacity of 53,000 once opened.

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