Reds fans stabbed in Italy

Two Liverpool fans have been stabbed in Naples ahead of the club's Europa League match against Napoli.

Trouble flares ahead of Europa clash with Napoli

Two Liverpool FC fans have been stabbed in Naples ahead of the club's Europa League match against Napoli. The trouble flared on Wednesday night ahead of Thursday's game at the San Paolo stadium. Reports also suggest a third Liverpool fan was in hospital in a non-serious condition following a separate incident where a gang of youths armed with knives approached the English supporters. English tourists mistaken for Liverpool fans were also accosted by locals at a restaurant with reports saying stones were thrown. Three local men were arrested following the incident.

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"We are still gathering information with regards to yesterday's incidents," said a Naples police spokesperson. "Four people of the same family, a father, a mother and their two sons, were attacked last night and needed medical attention. "Due to the aggression, three Naples citizens were arrested." The incidents are sure to mean Italian police will be on high alert in case of further clashes ahead of the game on Thursday evening.

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