On the field, last night was brilliant.
Liverpool wowed and Mo Salah proved he’s probably the greatest player on the planet.
But what’s the point in all that when an innocent man who is walking to Anfield to enjoy it all is stabbed?
About an hour before kick-off yesterday, Roma’s Ultras stormed a mixed group of Reds who were simply walking to the game.
It wasn’t an altercation, a scuffle; it was a disgusting ambush.
If only the media treated it with the same contempt they treat Kopparberg being thrown at buses, eh?!
At least Jordan Henderson is acting properly.
The skipper has offered his support on Twitter to the man’s family, as do we at Empire of the Kop.
Read Hendo’s message below:
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) April 25, 2018
UEFA have entrusted the authorities to do something…
Journalist Dan Roan sums up the hypocrisy:
Seems odd that UEFA is “deeply shocked” at Roma violence at Anfield last night, given their fans stabbed 6 Liverpool supporters in 2001, & then targeted Middlesbrough’s fans in 2006, Manchester United’s in 2007, Arsenal’s in 2009 & Chelsea’s last year…when will they act?! https://t.co/YiJBeP4xdz
— Dan Roan (@danroan) April 25, 2018