Fan arrested outside Anfield after clashing with police ahead of Liverpool v Rangers

Fan arrested outside Anfield after clashing with police ahead of Champions League fixture between Liverpool and Rangers, while murals of Jurgen Klopp and Trent Alexander-Arnold are damaged

  • At least one fan has been arrested outside Anfield after clashes with police 
  • Rangers fans arrived in their numbers ahead of Champions League clash
  • Police are investigating following damage to several Liverpool murals 

A fan has been arrested after clashing with police ahead of the Champions League fixture between Liverpool and Rangers at Anfield. 

As reported by The Mirror, at least one fan has been arrested after disturbances broke out. 

Merseyside Police had a plan in place in an attempt to ensure that the game went ahead without any unwanted issues ahead of the first ever meeting between the two clubs.

Police are also investigating after several Liverpool murals across Merseyside, including prominent ones of Jurgen Klopp and Trent Alexander-Arnold, were damaged. 

Rangers fans were earlier seen arriving in significant numbers ahead of the Battle of Britain fixture. 

At least one arrest has been made after fans clashed with police outside Anfield

At least one arrest has been made after fans clashed with police outside Anfield

It is expected that there will be a lively atmosphere at Anfield for the Champions League clash

It is expected that there will be a lively atmosphere at Anfield for the Champions League clash

The mural of Klopp was defaced with blue paint, while white paint was thrown over the Alexander-Arnold mural.

Supporters of the Scottish club congregated in Liverpool city centre as anticipation grew ahead of the game.

Supporters were seen clashing with police officers outside the stadium before the game

Supporters were seen clashing with police officers outside the stadium before the game

Rangers supporters arrived in their numbers ahead of the Champions League game

Rangers supporters arrived in their numbers ahead of the Champions League game

Merseyside Police had a plan in place in an attempt to ensure that the game went ahead without any unwanted events. 

Speaking on Monday, Superintendent Dawn McNally, silver commander for the Rangers game, told the Liverpool Echo: ‘We have been working closely with Liverpool and Rangers football clubs and supporters’ groups ahead of tomorrow night’s match at Anfield.

‘Merseyside Police has a history of successfully supporting large sporting events and a comprehensive policing plan is in place to ensure the match goes ahead smoothly and everyone attending has a safe and enjoyable time.

‘The history between Liverpool and Rangers supporters is good but as with any high-profile European football match, we will ensure there is an adequate number of officers in and around the city centre to monitor and engage with fans from both sides to ensure their safe passage to Anfield.

‘Merseyside Police has also linked in with partners including Liverpool Football Club and Liverpool City Council to ensure the event passes smoothly and that there is minimum disruption and congestion to roads and pedestrians as well as local businesses.’ 

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