Wednesday 15 August 2018

Manchester City team bus stopped outside Anfield to tend to injured road accident victim hours after pre-match attack

Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Liverpool vs Manchester City - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Liverpool vs Manchester City - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Manchester City medical staff stopped to treat a road accident victim outside Anfield after Wednesday's Champions League loss to Liverpool.

City's team bus, with players and coaching staff on board, parked close to the Arkles pub for around 25 minutes so club medics could tend to a woman who had been struck by a vehicle.

The incident occurred close to where the team's original coach was subjected to an attack by Liverpool fans before the game.

City waited until emergency services arrived.

Significant damage was caused to City's bus as fans threw missiles including bottles, cans and fireworks on its journey to the stadium.

The attack began close to the Arkles pub on Arkles Lane, where Liverpool fans had gathered in their thousands, and continued as the bus turned onto Anfield Road. Visibility was also poor due to red smoke from flares.

City needed a replacement coach after the game, a quarter-final first leg which they lost 3-0.

European governing body UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool over the matter.

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