UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool and Roma

Lester Mason
May 23, 2018

Liverpool fans have been rather unruly ahead of home matches during the competition.

Europe's football governing body UEFA have charged Liverpool and AS Roma over crowd trouble during the first leg semi-final of their UEFA Champions League tie at Anfield.

Before then, they only played European games at the ground, including a 2001-02 Champions League group-stage clash with Liverpool when goals from Danny Murphy and Steven Gerrard secured a 2-1 victory.

A 53-year-old Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, was attacked by Roman hooligans outside Anfield before the first leg, leaving him hospitalised in a coma where he remains in a serious condition.

The Merseyside outfit were also charged with setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

Cox, who had been sitting outside a pub near the stadium, was attacked with a belt.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at the end of the month.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds face holder Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Sunday in Kiev, having progressed 7-6 on aggregate against Roma.

Two Italian men have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the incident.

Adidas has announced it will continue to support Uefa by continuing to help to deliver the Champions League, Super Cup, Youth League and Futsal Champions League until 2021.

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