Liverpool Football Club will wear a special '96 patch' on their kit for the next three games of their title charge in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

The one-off insignia will be first sewn into the red kit for the heavyweight clash on Sunday against title rivals Manchester City.

The Merseyside club has planned a series of events to mark a quarter of a century since the 1989 disaster, with the first taking place on Sunday lunchtime when Liverpool play their northwest Premier League rivals.

The game will kick off at 1.37pm, with a minute's silence at the start, and a huge mosaic will be held up by the Kop, which will state '96 25 years.'

A large patch for the 96 will be placed in the centre circle before the match and floral tributes from both Manchester City and Celtic will be handed over at half-time.

At 1.10pm, a wreath of flowers and 96 blue and red roses will be given to Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush by two Manchester City heroes.

Liverpool will wear the special patch on their strips for Sunday's game, along with their clashes against Norwich the following weekend and Chelsea at Anfield at the end of the month.