Anfield Attack: Arrests after Liverpool fan in critical condition

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Anfield Attack: Arrests after Liverpool fan in critical condition
Anfield Attack: Arrests after Liverpool fan in critical condition
Anfield Attack: Arrests after Liverpool fan in critical condition
Anfield Attack: Arrests after Liverpool fan in critical condition

Man critical after Anfield attack before Liverpool-Roma clash.

Footage captured by BBC News sports editor Dan Roan showed ugly scenes in the lead up to kick off.

Roan tweeted the video with the caption: “Unpleasant scenes outside Anfield a few mins ago, one L’pool fan injured.”
The clip shows one man in a blue coat being set upon by an angry mob of fans dressed in black.

After a short stand off, the fans in black charge towards the man in blue, punching and kicking him to the floor.

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In the foreground a man can already be seen laying on the floor and appears to be wearing a red Liverpool shirt.

While it is not confirmed if the men in black are Roma fans, it backs up claims Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Norcroft made earlier.

He claimed to have seen Roma fans wielding belts attacking Liverpool supporters.

In the above clip, one fan looks to be holding a belt as he lays into the man on the ground.

“Roma fans have just attacked Liverpool supporters with belts, outside the Albert. About 20. One guy down getting treatment,” Norcroft tweeted.

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“The Roma group came out of Venmore St, and attack was sudden.

“Picked an older Liverpool fan and atracked him. A lot of police around but they were slow on the scene. Poor guy is still down. Horrible stuff.

“Roma group were chased down the street before police arrived.”

Two Roma fans have now been arrested on attempted murder with a Liverpool fan in critical condition.

A Liverpool statement read: “Liverpool Football Club is shocked and appalled after a Liverpool supporter was left in a critical condition having been attacked prior to the Champions League fixture against AS Roma.

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“Our thoughts, in the first instance, are with the victim and his family at this very traumatic time. We will be offering them our full support.

“The club has been liaising with the emergency services since the incident occurred and will continue to do so.

“Liverpool FC directs supporters and those in attendance at the game to Merseyside Police’s appeal for information.”

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