"That was something you could never forget. We went back to training but it was a waste of time. People started coming to the stadium. They let them come in and we talked to them. It evolved from there. About two weeks later, they set up tables and we would sit and talk. It was only people from families who had lost somebody in the tragedy. We always had a great relationship with the supporters. After that, we all grew up a wee bit more in a lot of ways. All the stadiums you see [in England] came from that. It is unfortunate, but something positive always comes from tragedy." Liverpool legend Steve Nicol talking about the Hillsborough disaster to The Boston Globe. Nicol is now manager of New England Revolution in the MLS – the USA’s football (or soccer as they call it) series.
Steve Nicol played in every position in defence and midfield for Liverpool, and was a major part of the success the club had in the eighties. His new team – where he has Paul Mariner as assistant – are performing impressively. He’s not forgotten his time at Anfield and has taken what he learned from the likes of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish with him to the states.
The full article is available on The Boston Globe website and is well worth a read.