​Liverpool fans have attacked the Manchester City team bus ahead of their crucial Champions League quarter final clash at Anfield.

The two teams are due to face off in the quarter finals of the Champions League in what promises to be a mouth-watering tie, however, there is a slightly sour taste to events prior to the game.

Reports have emerged claiming that Liverpool fans have attacked the City bus as it made its way to the stadium, with some claiming the damage is so bad the coach will not be able to be driven back to Manchester after the game.

Witnesses on Twitter have described the state of the bus, claiming: “Windows smashed and it’s unusable for the journey back.”

Other users have reported that they saw bottles being thrown at the bus as it made its way through the streets of Liverpool.

The pictures show the use of flares by the fans, which was strictly prohibited by UEFA prior to the game after both flares and smoke bombs met the Villarreal team back in 2016.

Liverpool have release a statement regarding the incident: “The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.

“We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.

“The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible.

“The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.”

The players have made it to the ground safely and there is currently no talk of a postponed kickoff, although how the Manchester City team will get home tonight is another matter.

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