Just before arriving at Anfield, Liverpool supporters attacked the Manchester City team bus with glass bottles and flares.
The Reds may now face serious consequences for their actions as UEFA opened up a disciplinary meeting following the supporters’ attack towards the Manchester City bus. Objects were thrown at the vehicle which was carrying the City players to the Stadium ahead of their quarter-final first leg Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The Anfield faithful made a ruckus so bad that a new bus had to be arranged for City to transport the players back at the Etihad following their 3-0 defeat to the Merseyside club. The one they arrived in with was way too damaged with too many obstacles hurled at it. Hence Liverpool has been charged with four breaches of discipline three of which include throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances.
City boss Pep Guardiola was absolutely furious with the way the Anfield faithful behaved and shifted the blame towards the local police who should have ensured safety for himself and his players before entering the ground. The incident saw two police offers suffer injuries prior to kick-off near an eventful evening at Stanley Park
Guardiola unhappy with Liverpool fans-
In a post-match interview after his side’s loss to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, Guardiola blasted the cops and according to Goal said, “Normally when the police know that is going to happen, they try to avoid it happening. I did not expect that from the Liverpool side, from the people,”
The Spanish manager went on to state his disappointment toward the club fans, “The bus is destroyed. I didn’t expect that a club as prestigious as Liverpool would do these kinds of things. Of course, it is not Liverpool, it is the people – it was not only one, only two, only three. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen again.”
Although Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp apologized for the incident, it was too late and City was already battered on the pitch. UEFA’s control, ethics, and the disciplinary board will look into the matter further in detail on 31st May. The Reds have since been charged with four disciplinary charges, including throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances.
Liverpool fans should be punished for what they have done; this is no way of behaving like a true supporter. I guess respect went out of the window, however, it just goes to show the rivalry between any side of Manchester when they face Liverpool.