Liverpool have condemned footage of their fan’s behaviour in Barcelona as ‘totally unacceptable’.
Jurgen Klopp’s side faced Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night, losing 3-0 at the Nou Camp, but the club have been left concerned by the behaviour of some fans prior to the game.
Footage emerged on social media of a local man being thrown into a water fountain by a fan of the club, and Liverpool have spoken out to condemn the behaviour.
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore tweeted: “We proudly sing that we’ve conquered all of Europe.
“But let’s treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC.
“By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let’s visit here with grace and humility.”
We proudly sing that we’ve conquered all of Europe. But let’s treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC. By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such,let’s visit here with grace and humility.
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) May 1, 2019
The club also released a press statement to say they are working with both Merseyside Police and authorities in Spain, in an attempt to identify those involved.
“Liverpool Football Club is working with Merseyside Police and the authorities in Spain, who are endeavouring to identify those involved in the incident,” the statement of the official Liverpool website reads.
“Such behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further while the situation is ongoing other than to confirm the club will follow due process in any and all cases of this nature.”