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Benitez is trying to save Newcastle from relegation.

Newcastle's rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone leaves Rafa Benitez visibly moved

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In football stadiums all over the country, there was unbridled support for Liverpool and the families of those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster 27 years ago.

Only this week after a two year inquest were the fans who witnessed the disaster, which took the lives of 96 people, exonerated of any wrongdoing. Police in charge of Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in 1989 were found to have overseen the 'unlawful killing' of those who passed away in the tragic incident.

The weeks' events prompted emotional scenes outside the courtroom in the immediate aftermath of the ruling this week, and football has also rallied to support those who finally have justice almost three decades later.

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First off, Everton - Liverpool's biggest rivals - played a rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before their game against Bournemouth, while also unfurling a banner of support.

Newcastle then followed suit before their relegation crunch match against Crystal Palace. The moment had particular significance for Magpies boss Rafa Benitez, who was in charge on Merseyside between 2004 and 2010.

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The Spaniard, who guided Liverpool to their famous Champions League win in 2005, looked visibly moved as the anthem played out, before the Newcastle fans paid tribute with a rousing round of applause.

You can check out the video of the moment below:

It ended up being a memorable day for all the right reasons for Benitez as Andros Townsend bagged the only goal of the match with a superb free-kick to seal all three points.

The win means Newcastle are above rivals Sunderland out of the bottom three although they've played one game more than the Black Cats.

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Steven Gerrard
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