Extra police presence for Reds bus


Greater Manchester Police will deploy extra officers on Tuesday evening to ensure the Liverpool coach makes safe passage to The Etihad.

That is according to a report in the Mail On Sunday, who are claiming that additional measures will be taken to avoid reprisals from Manchester City supporters.

There is concern that fans of the Premier League leaders will look for revenge after objects were thrown at their players’ coach as they approached Anfield ahead of Wednesday evening’s first leg.

Another potential issue for the authorities is Liverpool fans purchasing tickets in the home sections of the stadium.

City have struggled to sell their full amount of tickets for their supporters and it is believed that several Liverpool fans have managed to get hold of surplus.

Emotions are high at the Manchester club after Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg and local rivals United denied them the chance to lift the Premier League trophy this weekend.

The police are keen to avoid a repeat of the scenes prior to the first leg by ensuring the Liverpool coach can make it to the stadium without damage.

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