Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has condemned the Man United fans who marred a youth cup tie by chanting songs about the Hillsborough tragedy.
The Reds Under 18 team were facing Man United’s Under 18s at Anfield in a hotly-anticipated quarter-final clash.
Man United were victorious in a brilliant but fiery encounter, coming from two goals down to win 3-2 in a clash which saw both sides end with nine men.
However, the match was marred by a small section of the crowd singing distasteful songs about the Hillsborough and Heysel tragedies from the 1980s.
At the Heysel stadium disaster in 1985, 39 football fans died while 96 Liverpool supporters died as a result of the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989.
And Aldridge, who played at Hillsborough that day, has slammed the sick fans who chanted vile songs about the event.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “I have never seen anything like that before at a youth game and I never want to see anything like it again. It was disgusting.
“You get used to banter from United fans when they come to Anfield but to hear those songs about Heysel and Hillsborough was just horrible.”
Three Man United fans were arrested and six were ejected from the stadium during the nasty scenes which threaten to overshadow a thrilling encounter between two of the English football’s brightest youth teams.