Liverpool football club will today defend four charges laid against them by UEFA following their fans’ attack on Manchester City’s team bus prior to their Champions League quarter-final clash.
The four charges all relate to the setting off of fireworks, throwing of objects, crowd disturbances and acts of damage.
But they are not the only charges the Merseyside club will face. They will also have to answer for similar incidents ahead of their semi-final first leg against Roma.
UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will listen to arguments and whatever defence Liverpool have to offer, with a verdict to be handed down either tomorrow (Friday) or early next week.
The attack on City’s bus is particularly troubling for the Reds. The bus was damaged to such an extent that it was unable to be used again that day and a replacement had to be called in.
It was also not a spontaneous attack but came about after a ‘coach greeting’ was organised on social media with the aim of intimidating Manchester City’s players.
No arrests have yet been made, however Merseyside Police have confirmed that their investigation into the attack is still ongoing.