Liverpool FC Call For Meeting With Roma Over Security Concerns

Liverpool FC Call For Meeting With Roma Over Security Concerns
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

27 Apr 2018

Liverpool FC has requested an urgent meeting about security ahead of next week's Roma match.

It's after 53 year old Meath man Sean Cox was left fighting for his life after he was attacked before the Anfield game on Tuesday.

Two Italian men in their 20s have been charged in relation to the incident.

The club have released a statement on their website:

"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.

"Present at the meeting will be all the major stakeholders who share responsibility for the wellbeing 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."

Both sides will face off in the second leg of the Champions League semi final next Wednesday.