Liverpool CEO calls for respect from fans after reported Barcelona trouble
Peter Moore has called for travelling Liverpool supporters to show "grace and humility" after disconcerting videos from Barcelona emerged.
Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has called on fans to behave in a respectful manner after videos surfaced online purportedly showing unpleasant incidents in Barcelona. Jürgen Klopp's side take on Barça in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at Camp Nou tonight.
Footage has emerged showing two separate incidents of individuals being pushed into fountains, apparently by Liverpool fans. Police in riot gear were seen on La Rambla on Tuesday night, having reportedly shepherded visiting supporters away from Plaça Reial.
Writing on Twitter on Wednesday, Moore said: "We proudly sing that we've conquered all of Europe. But let's treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC. By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let's visit here with grace and humility."
Liverpool issue statement
Liverpool FC responded to reports of misbehaving traveling supporters by issuing a club statement this morning:
"Liverpool Football Club is working with Merseyside Police and the authorities in Spain, who are endeavouring to identify those involved in the incident. Such behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It would be inappropriate to comment further while the situation is ongoing other than to confirm the club will follow due process in any and all cases of this nature".