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Liverpool supporters have voted in favour of rail seating, in an online poll run by a leading fans’ group.

Spirit of Shankly had an “emotive and sensitive” debate on the issue before holding an open vote, and 88% of the 17,910 people who voted were in favour.

There were 5% against, while the rest were undecided or wanted to know more.

Liverpool have said their supporters’ position on the issue is “uniquely complex” because of the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed 96 lives.

The requirement for all-seater stadiums in England’s top flight was a response to the tragedy and government legislation would need to change for standing areas to be introduced.

Liverpool said they would “listen” to fans’ views