Liverpool FC apologises after Manchester City bus attacked before game

Manchester City's coach arriving at Anfield Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport

Liverpool FC have apologised after the Manchester City bus was targeted ahead of the Champions League tie at Anfield.

Supporters threw objects including beer cans, bottles and flares at the team coach as home supporters booed and jeered the Blues arrival.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also apologised for the incident before the game.

The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.

We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.

The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible.

The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.

– Liverpool FC Statement

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson also sent his apologies via Twitter.