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Man City bus pelted with eggs, flares and glass bottles at Anfield

The bus carrying the Premier League leaders received a fierce welcome when it arrived at Liverpool’s ground this evening.

MANCHESTER CITY’S TEAM bus had its windows smashed and was rendered unusable by Liverpool fans ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final.

Hundreds of Liverpool fans had gathered around the Arkles pub on Anfield Road to greet their own team bus, as has become tradition before the club’s biggest matches.

But a handful of supporters reacted angrily when City’s bus took the same route towards the stadium, with a number of objects thrown from the assembled crowd.

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Eggs, flares, cans and glass bottles were thrown as the City bus made its way towards Anfield. Sources have told Goal that the front and side of the bus was seriously damaged, and as a result a replacement is having to be sent from Manchester to take the players back after Wednesday’s game.

Uefa has taken photographs of the damage and are now investigating.

It is understood that City officials will want charges brought against anybody found to be guilty of throwing objects at the bus.

Liverpool fans had planned a hostile welcome for the City team but Jurgen Klopp, speaking on Tuesday, urged supporters not to break the law.

“It’s wonderful, it’s great, it shows everything, it shows the passion. As long as it happens in a legal way, I’m completely fine with it.”

But following the incident he used his pre-match interview with BT Sport to apologise to City for the behaviour of the handful of Liverpool fans.

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Liverpool also issued an official apology, which read:

“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.”

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