The Chronicle has joined forces with fan groups and Liam’s family who said yesterday’s applause was a nice touch to the game.
Liam’s dad Barry Sweeney: “I didn’t know they were doing that but it’s a nice gesture. It would be great if they did it for the rest of the season and they would be part of every game.
“They will never be forgotten.
“If Liam knew everyone was clapping for him he wouldn’t have believed it but he would have been so proud.”
The 17th minute was chosen by fans due because of the flight number – MH17.