Police promise 'firm, fair' presence at Liverpool - Barcelona Champions League clash

Merseyside Police will be working with with both clubs and other partners across the city. Credit: PA

Merseyside Police have promise "firm, fair and friendly" policing at Anfield tonight as Liverpool welcome Barcelona for the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

Officers say they expect a "vibrant atmosphere" - but say they are working with both clubs and other partners across the city to make sure it's a safe and enjoyable night for all.

Match Commander Superintendent Paul White said the force "will take action where necessary, against those individuals who may seek to cause problems or misbehave and spoil the evening for the majority of supporters."

Barcelona players during a training session at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. Credit: PA

Read more:

Barcelona's Arturo Vidal and LFC's Sadio Mane during the first leg of the Champions League Semi-finals first leg match. Credit: PA

Fans are also being urged to remember that using flares or other pyrotechnics could result in a prison sentence.

We know that this will be a busy operation with the eyes of the footballing world on Liverpool and we hope that fans attending the match will act as ambassadors for their clubs and enjoy what I am sure will be a good game.

Match Commander Superintendent Paul White