Liverpool vs Napoli: Five fans arrested after incidents at Anfield Champions League game
Merseyside Police have detained five Napoli lovers with Liverpool at Anfield.
The arrests were created around Anfield from the lead up to Wednesday night’s game after previous reports of Napoli fans carrying golf clubs in the city centre were also researched.
A Merseyside Police announcement read:”Officers policing the Liverpool v Napoli Champions League match have detained five Napoli supporters.
“Three men were arrested for violent disorder and yet the next was for affray following disease on Walton Breck Road before the game. A fifth person was arrested for breach of the peace in the turnstiles on Anfield Road.”
Supporters of the Serie A club had been urged to behave by their club ahead of the game, where both sides sought to secure a spot in the knockout stages, however, somehow handled it following a 1-1 draw.
Fans were attacked with two men prior to the form between the clubs, in Naples.
Social networking was rife with accounts of fans carrying golf clubs around the streets of central Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon.
But an earlier statement from Merseyside Police read:”There’s a large police presence in town center and at the bottom to tonight’s Champions League game.
“If anybody sees any weapons, or violence, please speak to the officers who are on duty. Our purpose is to make sure that everybody is able to enjoy a fantastic game of soccer in safety.
“Merseyside Police is conscious of societal networking posts stating Napoli lovers are outfitted with golf clubs from town center.
“Trainers have responded and confiscated lots of flags attached to flag poles. No golf clubs have been found.”
After worries were raised by police forces regarding behaviour of Napoli supporters merseyside Police also placed a Department 60 stop and seek order for the Anfield and Everton areas.