UEFA charge Liverpool FC after fans attack Manchester City bus

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City, the Premier League champions elect, face an uphill task heading into the quarter-final second leg after last night's game and, arguably, the tie, was settled inside 31 minutes.

And he warned Pep Guardiola's stars Liverpool will show no mercy in the return leg at the Etihad next Tuesday as they seek an early away goal to kill the tie stone dead.

The club issued a statement prior to kick-off, apologising unreservedly to Manchester City and Pep Guardiola's side.

"We know it's going to be hard. We all make mistakes", added the Irish 'keeper.

"I don't think we will go into it with any complacency".

"Obviously they have a big advantage".

Doubts about both the club's decision to spend £35M on a player who never seemed to quite live up to his promise at Arsenal and doubts about Oxlade-Chamberlain's belief that Anfield offered him his best chance at delivering on that now seem foolish. "But it's going to need something special".

Match Commander Superintendent Paul White said: "We are aware that damage was caused to the Manchester City team bus as it approached Anfield stadium ahead of the Liverpool v Manchester City match".


Of the present year's tally, Liverpool account for around 12.5%, coming in with £26.8m, having made a couple of major signings in the form of Mohamed Salah from Roma and Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, who became the world's most expensive defender when he arrived at Anfield for £75m. "It's hard because the circumstances are different but we will be up for it". They have a lot to do before they can be regarded as a great team.

"Normally when the police know that is going to happen, they try to avoid it happening".

"Mo said he feels good", Klopp said, "but we will have to see about that".

Liverpool will not say whether they will take extra steps to ensure the safety of their coach and players but it is understood they are likely to have talks on the matter before next week.

"We tried to do everything in our power to win, to go through, but we'll see".

City's bus had at least one window smashed on the journey and the team had to travel back to Manchester by a replacement service after the game, which ended in a 3-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side.

"After the game he said: 'I will be good, I will be fine, ' but now we have to wait for the real diagnosis", Klopp said of his Egyptian star's fitness.

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