The city plans to come to a standstill at 3.06pm — the exact time that the tragic incident occurred during the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989.
A banner featuring photographs of the 96 fans who died in Sheffield has also been hung outside St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, along with the message ‘Never Forgotten’.
A lantern for each of the fans has been lit on the steps of the building.
A memorial service is due to be held at the city’s Cathedral and flags across Liverpool will be flown at half-mast. The Town Hall also plans to ring its bell 96 times to remember those lost in the tragedy.
Earlier this month, a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges of gross negligence manslaughter against the police officer in charge of public safety that day.
The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has told CNN that it will now seek a retrial in front of a new jury. However, the CPS said it understood the defense team would seek to stay proceedings.