Liverpool thank Chelsea for Hillsborough tribute, condemn Reds fans over offensive behaviour


Liverpool thank Chelsea for Hillsborough tribute, condemn Reds fans over offensive behaviour

Liverpool have issued a statement condemning a section of their support for their behaviour during the 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

A flare was thrown into the away end, striking a nine-year old child, and homophobic chants were also directed at the travelling fans.

Liverpool warned a section of supporters over their behaviour

The child had to receive medical treatment following a panic attack and police are still trying to identify the culprit.

Liverpool, who were marking the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, warned fans over the homophobic chants and pledged to ban any person found to have thrown the flare.

A club statement read: “As ever, the overwhelming majority of those present at Anfield ensured the occasion was a fitting tribute. Regrettably however, a smoke device was thrown into the away section during the second half and we are actively working with Merseyside Police to investigate the matter.  Any person found to have committed this offence will be banned from our ground.