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Liverpool request meeting with UEFA, Italian police

Liverpool request meeting with Italian police
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Liverpool have taken "the exceptional measure" of requesting a meeting with Italian police ahead of their trip to face Roma, amid concerns for the safety of their fans.

Liverpool intend to hold talks with European football governing body UEFA and Italian police chiefs to ensure the safety of their supporters travelling to Rome next week.

The Reds' 5-2 triumph over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final showdown was overshadowed by events before the game, which saw a 53-year-old man left in a serious condition in hospital after allegedly being attacked by away fans.

To avoid a repeat in the Italian capital for the return leg, Liverpool will work closely with their opponents as they look for "necessary reassurances and essential information" regarding the matchday operation in place around the Stadio Olimpico.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Liverpool Football Club is continuing to do everything in its power to provide supporters travelling to Rome next week with the most comprehensive safety and security advice. The club has taken the exceptional measure of requesting an extraordinary meeting in the Italian capital, which will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018.

"Present at the meeting will be all the major stakeholders, who share responsibility for the well-being of Liverpool supporters making the journey to watch the Champions League tie. At the behest of Liverpool, club officials will join AS Roma, UEFA and the relevant Italian police and security services to discuss specific ongoing concerns.

"Liverpool have sought clarity on a number of issues surrounding the matchday operation since the draw was made and is hoping this extraordinary meeting will provide the necessary reassurances and essential information.

"This, if provided, will allow the club to fully inform supporters of the measures that will be in place. The club thanks its fans for their ongoing engagement on this issue and would hope to provide a detailed update following the meeting."

Sky Sport Italia reports that Liverpool fans will have a constant police presence to protect them in Rome.

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