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James Milner Shows His Class With Heartfelt Gesture To Hillsborough Survivor

James Milner Shows His Class With Heartfelt Gesture To Hillsborough Survivor

James Milner made sure that Liverpool's Champions League winner's parade stopped outside the house of a Hillsbourough survivor so he could join in the celebrations.

More than 750,000 supporters lined the streets of Liverpool on Sunday to welcome back Milner and co as they celebrated their Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur the night before.

It was the sixth time the club had been crowned champions of Europe as Jurgen Klopp's men went one step further than they managed last season.

But James Milner's mind was not just on himself as Liverpool paraded through the streets on an open-top bus.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Milner requested that the Reds' bus take a detour on its way back to their Melwood training facility following their parade through the city so they could stop outside the home of Andrew Devine.

The 53-year-old is a life-long Liverpool supporter who suffered injuries during the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, leaving him in a wheelchair.

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Andrew was just 22 when he attended the 1989 FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield and was caught up in the crush of supporters which saw 96 Liverpool fans tragically lose their lives.

The former Post Office worker was placed on life support in the aftermath as his brain was left deprived of oxygen while he was caught under the crush but he pulled through and now lives with his parents, assisted by round-the-clock care at their home in south Liverpool.

Thirty years on from the tragedy, Andrew is still a devoted supporter of the club and has made trips to the Reds' training ground in Melwood, apparently striking up a relationship with Milner along the way.

As the Liverpool players celebrated their European triumph, the 33-year-old Milner went the extra mile to ensure that Andrew got to see the European Cup trophy and celebrate the occasion.

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