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Liverpool fans urged to show 'respect' by chief executive after Barcelona disturbances

Peter Moore has urged Liverpool fans in Barcelona to show 'respect' to the city Credit: Press Association

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has called on fans in Barcelona to "act in a manner befitting LFC" after minor disturbances in the city on Tuesday.

Videos have circulated on social media apparently showing individual supporters, in different incidents, pushing locals into a fountain at Placa Reial, just off La Rambla.

Later in the evening police cordoned off the square and forced all fans back on to the main tourist strip before walking them up the street to Placa de Catalunya, a main transport hub, where they dispersed.

Merseyside Police say they are aware of the video:

“We are liaising with Spanish Police, the British Embassy, UEFA, the Football Intelligence Unit in Merseyside and Liverpool Football Club, who are all working to keep fans safe and ensure an enjoyable experience in Barcelona. We want to reassure the public that we can act on incidents using British Law and we will take action."

– Superintendent Paul White, Merseyside Police
Liverpool's players inspect the pitch before Wednesday's match Credit: Press Association

On Tuesday, as thousands of fans began to arrive in the city for the Champions League semi-final first leg, Merseyside Police's dedicated Twitter account for LFC fans tweeted the advice: "Eat, drink and enjoy all areas in the city centre. Respect monuments."

Liverpool, as a club, condemned the behaviour as "totally unacceptable".

Meanwhile Merseyside Police confirmed six men were arrested by Spanish Police on Tuesday night on suspicion of public order offences following an unrelated incident.