Liverpool have released a statement of apology and vowed to work with Merseyside police after fans damaged Real Madrid’s team bus on its way to Anfield.
A crowd of supporters gathered on Anfield Road before Wednesday night’s crunch Champions League clash, with several objects thrown at the coach.
One pane of a double-glazed window on the bus was smashed, with Liverpool staff forced to clean up broken glass on the ground.
‘We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening,’ a statement from the club read.
‘It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals.
‘We sincerely apologise to our visitors for any distress caused. We will work together with Merseyside Police to establish the facts and identify those responsible.’
Real Madrid lead Liverpool 3-1 after winning the first leg in Madrid courtesy of goals from Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio, with Mohamed Salah bagging what could be a vital away goal.
The winner of the tie will go on to face Chelsea, who knocked out Porto in Tuesday night’s quarter-final.
Fellow Premier League side Manchester City are also hoping to book their spot in the semi-finals.
They take on Borussia Dortmund, having won the first leg 2-1 at the Etihad.
Paris Saint-Germain await the winner of that tie, having knocked out holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening.
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