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Nine arrests including two on suspicion of attempted murder after Liverpool v Roma Champions League match

Jurgen Klopp called on Liverpool fans to behave ahead of semi-final against AS Roma. Credit: PA

Nine people have been arrested after last night's Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and AS Roma.

They were arrested on suspicion of offences include attempted murder, affray, assault, possession of weapons and drugs, criminal damage, and being drunk and disorderly.

Police are reviewing CCTV and their own body cam footage. Credit: PA

The vast majority of the 52,500 fans attending the game were well behaved and went to watch a good game of football.

However, a minority of fans from both Liverpool and Roma were involved in isolated pockets of disorder in the city centre and near to the ground.

– Chief Superintendent Dave Charnock

One man, believed to be a Liverpool fan, is in a critical condition in hospital after being assaulted near the ground, in what police believe to be an altercation between Liverpool and Roma fans.

Two men, aged 25 and 26 years from Rome, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken to a police station where they will be interviewed by detectives.

Police have thanked the Liverpool Football Club stewards who were working at Anfield. Credit: PA

Police are also investigating the use of flares outside Anfield stadium on Arkles Lane prior to the game.

They are reviewing CCTV footage, body worn camera footage and working with the club to identify those involved.

They would like anyone with information or mobile phone footage to come forward.

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