The Barcelona team arrived in Liverpool last night for what will be a mammoth endeavour come kick-off tonight. But, some fans took matters into their own hands to try and give the Reds an edge.
Fireworks were set off outside the premises of the city’s Hilton Hotel in Liverpool ONE, where the likes of Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, and Philippe Coutinho are staying, in an attempt to sabotage their performance on the night before the game.
Videos of the incident have been ciruclating on social media, where the pyrotechnics caused an almighty din and lit up the sky outside the hotel.
In the grainy footage a man can be heard crying: “Wake-up call for, Mr. Messi”.
According to the Liverpool Echo, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police stated: “We can confirm a report was received of fireworks being set off at Chavasse Park in Liverpool city centre shortly after 4am today (Tuesday 7 May 2019).
“It is against the law to carry or use adult fireworks if you are under 18, and illegal for people of any age to let off or throw a firework in a public place.”
Watch the video here:
Yersss lads pic.twitter.com/fYdfWq4wJe
— The Shankly Gates (@madeinliverpool) May 7, 2019