Liverpool investigate claims of maltreatment from Sevilla police and stewards
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 22/11/17 6:26pm
Liverpool are investigating allegations of maltreatment from police and stewards at their Champions League clash with Sevilla on Tuesday.
Reds fans were "refused entry, assaulted and treated very poorly", fan group Spirit of Shankly's chairman Jay McKenna told the Liverpool Echo newspaper.
A number of other supporters also tweeted their unhappiness at the conduct of police as well as accounts of fans being denied entrance to the ground for the 3-3 draw.
UEFA has confirmed to Sky Sports News it is aware of issues at the away supporters' entrances.
Missed first goal despite arriving at stadium 30 mins before, mate doesn't get in, people beat up by police, police in riot gear not letting you go to your seat pushing you anywhere. Took my bag from me, now won't let us out for me to get it. My flight is 1.30. Ridiculous.— Craig Hannan (@C_Hannan7) November 21, 2017
Liverpool confirmed on Wednesday: "Following detailed and troubling accounts given by Liverpool supporters attending the match against Sevilla last night, the club is seeking to establish the facts regarding their treatment at the hands of the host stewards and local police force.
"The safety and security of our supporters is our paramount concern and we intend to gather all the relevant information before responding further."
UEFA has subsequently told Sky Sports News: "We are aware that there were some issues at the away supporters entrances in regards to fans accessing the stadium. We have no further comment to make at this stage."
Jurgen Klopp's side let a 3-0 lead slip in their fifth Group E tie, meaning they top the group but must secure at least a draw from their final game against Spartak Moscow, who could also still qualify for the last 16.