Liverpool have condemned the actions of their own supporters before tonight’s Champions League clash with Manchester City after the Manchester City team bus was attacked before kick off.
With City and Liverpool set to face off in one of the most eagerly awaited all-English Champions League ties in a decade, a number of Liverpool fans launched a number of missiles towards the Cityzens bus, in what must have been a harrowing experience for all involved.
However, Liverpool have released a statement to condemn the actions of their own fans, and warned those responsible that they will be assisting the police with their enquiries. It reads:
“The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.
“We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.
“The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible. The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.”
Meanwhille, on the field, Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners win Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane getting on the scoresheet. The second leg is in a weeks time, but not before both sides have to play in the Merseyside and Manchester derbies respectively.