Published Tuesday, 29 May 2012
A memorial marking the date of the Heysel disaster in Belgium. (© Getty)
Lives were lost and hundreds more were injured in the crush when a section of the stands collapsed, amid crowd trouble before the match kicked off.
As well as Patrick Radcliffe from Northern Ireland - who was understood to have been working in the Belgian capital, Brussels, at the time - 32 Italians, four Belgians, and two men from France also lost their lives.
Liverpool Football Club today remembers the 39 football fans who died when a wall collapsed at the Heysel Stadium in Belgium on this day 27 years ago.
"What should have been one of the greatest nights in the club's history turned into a nightmare," a statement on Liverpool's official website said.
The club's managing director Ian Ayre laid a floral tribute at the foot of the Heysel Memorial Plaque in the Centenary Stand on Tuesday morning, in memory of the victims.
A statement from Juventus spoke out strongly against the "English hooligans who caused an absurdly violent uproar against the Italian supporters".
It added: "It was a crazy night which swept away a joyful event to celebrate football and claimed 39 innocent victims ... Every year on 29 May, we've been living this commemoration day with deep grief and sorrow."
As a result of the tragedy, UEFA banned all English clubs from European competitions for five years.